At Mazars, we inform you about the recent developments and rules and regulations that can have impact on you or your organisation. Would you like to minimise your risks and maximise your opportunities? We have listed several noteworthy news items that can be of use to you.
Column Pieter Tra | Heeft ‘buitenspelen’ ook een positief effect op de transport en logistiek markt?
24 februari 2022 - We verkeren momenteel in het hartje van de winter. Wetenschappelijk onderzoek onderstreept de waarde van het buitenspelen, met name in deze periode, voor de motoriek, concentratie en gezondheid van kinderen. Zou het ‘buitenspelen’ in de transport en logistiek markt ook zo’n positief effect hebben op de gezondheid van de ondernemingen die actief zijn in deze markt?
New rules for posting drivers as of 2 February 2022
23 February 2022 - As of 2 February 2022, new rules apply for the posting of drivers in the commercial goods transport by road. These new rules are part of the so-called 'Mobility Package', a package of European measures aimed at improving the working conditions of drivers in international transport.
SLIM scheme: agility – part 3 of 3
3 September 2020 - SMEs are the driving force behind our economy. More than 60% of workers work in SMEs. Research shows that investing in continuous employee development results in more successful companies. Continuous development also enhances the chances of a successful career. To stimulate this, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment has made € 14,5 million available. The application period for the Incentive Scheme for Learning and Development (SLIM scheme) in SMEs is open from 1 September to 30 September 2020.
Wage index (CAO wages) up to and including January 2022
Statistics Netherlands reports the following (provisional) indices for the development of wages and salaries of collective agreements per month, for all sectors combined, excluding special remuneration:
Funding opportunities spring 2022
XX February 2022 - Is your company working on sustainability or looking for extra financial support to speed up development projects? If so, make use of available sustainability subsidies and the MIT subsidy scheme.
Pension of a foreign employee often proves to be complex
XX February 2022 - In the current labour market, it is increasingly common for Dutch companies to have a foreign employee on their payroll for a short or longer period of time. This brings with it the necessary questions regarding the pension plan. Does this employee fall under the scope of the industry's pension fund? What is the pensionable salary? And what possibilities are there for exemption of the current pension plan?
Insight into your Payroll data via a customised dashboard
XX February 2022 - Every entrepreneur would like to have insight into the total financial picture of the organisation. Staff costs play a significant role in this. In order to provide insight into staff costs, overviews from the salary application are often used. This is not always to the satisfaction of the entrepreneur, the finance or HR department, as the needs often go beyond what the application can offer. The call for customisation is becoming louder and louder.
The fiscal consequences of the office party
XX February 2022 - Now that most corona restrictions have been lifted, it is possible again to organise an office part. A relevant and frequently asked question concerning office parties is: how should I deal with the costs of an office party and what are the fiscal consequences?
The battle against corona in the workplace; privacy challenges all around
XX February 2022 - Corona keeps us busy not only in our free time, but also – and especially –in the workplace. Employees who are diametrically opposed to employers when it comes to vaccination or testing, for example. Resulting in a lot of worries for employers. With regards to privacy, what are you allowed to ask your employees in order to guarantee a safe working environment.
Clarification of targeted exemption for health and safety provisions
XX February 2022 - As of 1 January 2022, the targeted exemption for health and safety provisions has been changed. This amendment clarifies that only provisions that are directly related to the employer's obligations are exempted. In this article, we will discuss this in more detail.
What premium does the employer receive for the employee with a benefit from the UWV?
XX February 2022 - The AWf (unemployment insurance) premium has a low AWf premium (2.70% in 2022) and a high AWf premium (7.70% in 2022). The premium that the employer has to pay for his employee(s) depends on the type of employment contract the employer has concluded with the employee. There may also be an exception situation, which is important for the employer and salary administration.