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Occupational health and safety legislation

The employer in the Netherlands has a far-reaching duty of care towards the employee. When accidents do occur, the risk of liability is high for the employer. The Occupational Health and Safety legislation sets rules to design the workplace in such a way that the safety and health of employees are ensured. Every employer in the Netherlands is required to prepare a risk assessment and evaluation (RI&E) plan for this purpose. The Occupational Health and Safety legislation goes beyond just safety and health, but also covers topics such as working hours and privacy. The lawyers of De Haij & Van der Wende can assist you in framing these risks in a plan of action, employment contracts, or house rules. The risk can never be completely eliminated. If something goes wrong within your company for which you are held liable, or if you have a dispute with the Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), please contact us.

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