ATTN: CEO & HR Professionals Employing Staff in the Netherlands
Get a Tailored Sick Leave Policy
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.
The Sick Leave Policy will be tailored to your company’s needs.
This policy should be shared with employees, ensuring transparency and compliance.
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.
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.
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.