Higher cost of dismissal as from 2019?
The Unified Status Act, which entered into force on 1 January 2014, gave the social partners 5 years to agree on industry-specific measures to enhance the future employability of dismissed employees. If no such measures are agreed on by 1 January 2019, an additional social security contribution can become due in the event of dismissal
Constitutional Court rules on application of conventional notice periods concluded before 1 January 2014
In a recent judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that – when calculating the notice period for higher earning white collar workers who entered into service before 1 January 2014 – validly concluded agreements on the notice period that existed on 31 December 2013 should be taken into account when executing part 1 of the 2-step