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Good employee relations are a vital part of your business’s success. Eversheds Sutherland’s Netherlands’ labour and employment practice offer an integrated and coordinated service, tailored to your needs. Wherever you operate, we are on hand to deliver the best advice on managing your company’s most important assets – the people who make it work.

Experienced labour and employment lawyers

We advise a wide range of organizations, from blue-chip FTSE, Fortune 500 and Euronext companies to start-ups and owner-managed businesses. Chambers & Partners legal directory recognizes our cross-border capabilities as follows:

“Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's cross-border capabilities, with one reporting: "I would rate the firm's ability to assist in multi-jurisdictional work highly." Another reports that the firm's "pragmatic lawyers are very nice people to work with."

We offer advice in the following areas:

  • discipline and termination
  • operational reorganizations/collective dismissal
  • work force aspects in mergers & acquisitions, business transfers and outsourcings (both domestic and international)
  • employment litigation
  • industrial action, e.g. strikes
  • European works councils and other international labor relations issues
  • recruitment and hiring
  • workplace policies and procedures
  • day-to-day HR advice
  • corporate reorganization
  • benefits and compensation
  • international employment, e.g. secondments
  • Brexit

Our experience

Our experience includes:

  • advising a US HQ-ed manufacturer with its mass reorganization involving 300+ redundancies, works council consultation and labor unions negotiations
  • advising a multinational sector leading corporation regarding the cross-border sale and transfer of part of its activities, involving works council consultation
  • successfully defending a multinational chemical company in court against strikes in 3 plants
  • successfully defending an aviation company against a collective action of pilots
  • advising a multinational blue-chip Tech company on their co-determination structure and assisting with establishing a joint works council
  • assisting a Dutch metal related company, part of a US group, in changing their existing pension plan to a mandatory pension fund, involving works council consultation
  • advising a world leading integrated security company on all employment law related aspects related to the divestment of its global cash business, including works council related issues, the transfer and maintaining of T&C of employment and pension schemes, communications and other strategic advice needed to execute the separation and transaction for the Netherlands
  • advising a multinational corporation regarding a multi-jurisdictional harassment case, including training sessions to employees

Contact our Employment and Labour team

If you would like any further information or need advice on labor and employment law, please contact our legal team.