As can be deduced from the title, the bill for the Wtva (the Bill) serves for the implementation of a European directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1152 – the Directive - only available in Dutch). The purpose of the Directive is to improve the situation of employees by:
- fostering more transparent and more predictable working conditions; and at the same time
- creating labour market adaptability.
The expected entry into effect of the Wtva will entail several changes to existing employer obligations. Taking into consideration the fact that the Bill does not contain any transitional provisions, it is important that employers take measures to comply with the new legislation before the Wtva enters into effect on 1 August 2022.
In this edition of Quoted we discuss the four most important points of the Bill. Where possible we have included suggestions for measures that employers can take to comply with the new legislation. We close with a brief conclusion and a number of practical recommendations.