The Dutch Working Conditions Legislation

The Working Conditions Act (Arbowet) has been updated March 2013. The act includes a lot of changes in relation to the previous Working Conditions Act, which dates back to 1998. Instead of general regulations imposed from above, the new act makes provisions for tailor-made rules. Employers and employees can now consult with each other before laying down agreements to ensure a safer, healthier and more pleasant workplace. The Labour Inspectorate will trust in these agreements, but will take firmer action if the rules are abused.

Go to the full text version of the Working Conditions Act and more.