ATTN: CEO & HR Professionals Employing Staff in the Netherlands

Get a Tailored Sick Leave Policy

All companies in the Netherlands are obliged by law to have a Sick Leave Policy including:

✓ Mandatory steps and actions by law for employer and employee.

✓ Explanatory of parties involved in the process.

✓ Instructions and guidelines for each mandatory step. 

✓ Process of sick pay and payroll.

 

 

WHY THIS POLICY...

☛ The law sets obligations and mandatory steps for both the employee and the employer during Sick Leave.

☛ Under Dutch employment law, there is a prohibition of 2 years for termination of employment during Sick Leave.

☛ The employer is obliged by law to continue to pay the costs for the first year and second year of Sick Leave.

☛ Decrease the cost of illness (COI). 1% of absenteeism is 2% of your wage costs.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE RISKS ...

❌ Not complying with the law.

❌ Lack of clarity about mandatory steps and actions for employer and employee.

❌ Imposed wage sanction if the efforts of the employer are judged insufficient.

Tailor-Made Policy

The Sick Leave Policy will be tailored to your company’s needs.
This policy should be shared with employees, ensuring transparency and compliance.

 

Top 10 Underlying Causes of Absenteeism in the Workplace 

Employers should consider the root causes of Sick Leave. Absenteeism can be prevented, controlled and influenced by employers. Read ten most common underlying causes and means to prevent Sick Leave.

Contract Requirements Occupational Health & Safety 

According to the Working Conditions Act, every employer must conclude a basic contract with an Occupational Health & Safety Service provider (OHSS). Read more about the minimum basic contract requirements.

Overview of All Leaves of Absence Types in the Netherlands

Leaves of Absence are regulated under the Work and Care Act in the Netherlands. This Act defines the right to leave and the right to payment. Find an overview of all Statutory Leaves of Absence.