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Employment and Benefits

Practice Overview

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM litigates and files employment law proceedings in case that should be necessary, for instance in case of termination of the employment agreement due to inadequate performance or in case of economic reasons. The firm is able to advise clients over the whole range of (corporate) employment law. It renders advice on employment law regarding acquisitions, conduct pre-merger due diligence and coordinate (national and cross-border) restructuring and relocation of employees.

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM understands that employment law issues often require a pragmatic and practical approach. The firm is experienced and committed to provide its clients with high-quality and constructive customized advice, taking the very latest developments in employment law into account. It assists in drafting your contracts, employee handbooks and advises on employment conditions. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM assists in legally managing employment risks and provides you with strategic advice.

Areas of Focus

MR. B.A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) assists both employers and employees in a wide range of employment matters, among which the following practice areas: a) draft and review employment agreements under Dutch employment law, for instance regarding employment agreement for a fixed term, probationary period, notice period, non-competition clause, holidays, bonus scheme, option plan, and managing directors of Dutch companies; b) draft and review employee handbooks; c) collective labor agreements in The Netherlands; d) termination of the employment agreement, redundancies, severance packages, in case of termination by mutual consent, termination proceedings before the Dutch courts, termination of employment under Dutch law for urgent cause, or dismissals of managing directors in The Netherlands and discharge litigation; e) unilateral change of conditions of employment; f) disputes regarding (unreasonable) dismissals under Netherlands law, business reorganizations and collective dismissals in The Netherlands; g) social plan under employment law in The Netherlands; h) employment aspects of the acquisition of a Dutch business; i) transfer of undertaking under Dutch law; j) foreign employees in The Netherlands – expats in Holland.- cross-border employment matters in The Netherlands; k) negotiations with Dutch trade unions and works councils; l) work place compliance (e.g. illness or other incapacity for work, back wages, discrimination or employee evaluations).

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM assists companies and corporate officers in connection with the legal management of their human resources and intervenes at all stages throughout the life of the employment contract, i.e.

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM assists its clients on all issues arising from their relationship with staff representative bodies and trade unions.

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM works closely with its clients to anticipate health- and safety-related risks and to deal with the obligations imposed on them in this respect.

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM assists businesses in designing and implementing their remuneration policy.

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In the field of welfare and social protection, employees’ expectations are rising and legal and regulatory requirements and obligations are increasingly difficult to manage. As such, companies must be proactive and anticipate

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM assists its Dutch and foreign clients on labor law, social protection law and immigration law in the framework of the mobility/secondment of their employees.

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has built up over a number of years a strong expertise in data privacy in the field of labor and employment law.

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM defends the interests of its clients before all Dutch civil and administrative courts.

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Companies are often helpless when it comes to dealing with the consequences of an occupational injury, as they have little control over all the issues involved. To help you resolve these issues,

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BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN, ATTORNEY

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.), attorney at law, assists clients with criminal matters, administrative supervision and enforcement cases, and internal and external investigations. Cases involving accusations of fraud, bribery, money laundering, corruption or violations, financial mismanagement, of international sanctions seriously disrupt a client’s operations and damage their reputation. At a client’s request, MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) can conduct internal investigations, advice, litigate and negotiate with regulators and the Public Prosecution Service. The attorney delivers swift solutions that address the underlying problems for urgent matters. Sometimes, his clients are injured by non-compliant conduct; sometimes they find themselves accused of the same.