Support to employees

De Zwart HR & Expat Services also offers support to you as an Employee.
Do you have a question concerning (your) employment in The Netherlands; doesn’t your employer have an HR advisor, or would you like a second opinion from an independent source? You can contact me with all your questions concerning employment when you are in need of honest advice.
You can also contact me, by appointment, outside regular office hours to warrant your privacy at work and to minimize the disruption during your working hours.

When you need some advice, I can support you with your questions concerning:

  • Working conditions
  • Employment contracts;
  • Dutch Labour Law and Legislation
  • Secondary terms and conditions
  • Collective Agreements (CAO) and Employee Benefits
  • Conflict situation with your Team leader/Manager/Employer/Colleague
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Redundancy
  • Rights and Obligations in case of  (possible) redundancy
  • Reintegration after Sick Leave
  • Problems at work that you feel you cannot (yet) discuss with your Manager/Employer
  • Rules and Regulations concerning Sick Leave; Absence and Leave; Training; Contract Terminations; Non-Competition clause etc.


If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of (possible) redundancy, it is without a doubt that this uncertain situation will lead to many questions that you would like to see answered. Please feel free to contact me for an independent honest advice and the answers to your questions.
Questions that might come to your mind could be:
  • How does the Dutch Legal System works in case of “collective” redundancy (so called  “afspiegelingsbeginsel” )
  • Is the Social Plan that was set up for us a good plan?
  • What severance package is applicable to my situation (severance payment etc)?
  • What is the applicable term of notice for me and my employer?
  • What is the difference between a non-competition and a non-relationship clause? What are my do’s and don’ts?
  • Am I allowed to premature termination of my employment contract? How could this affect my unemployment benefit?
  • What are my rights and obligations?
  • When am I liable for my unemployment (which could affect my unemployment benefit)