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EMPLOYMENT

WORKING HOLIDAY SCHEMES • Those between the ages of 18 to 30 from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand can apply to live and work in the Netherlands for one year (with proof of a return ticket or funds to buy one). • Candidates can apply in their home country or once they arrive in the Netherlands.

three years working on any given residence permit that allowed you to work, you no longer need a separate work permit. • Highly skilled migrants can also change their purpose of stay into ‘labour’ after three years, which allows them to work without a work permit. • Apply for a new residence permit before the old one expires (the IND will notify you in advance) or else risk being ineligible for permanent residency.

CHANGING JOBS CONTRACTS AND EMPLOYMENT LAW • Any changes in your work or partnership status must be reported to the IND within four weeks (unreported changes will be penalized). • If you change jobs you don’t necessarily need a new residence permit, but the same rules will apply as for the first permit you were granted. • If you worked as a highly skilled migrant, your new employer needs to be eligible to apply under the highly skilled migrant scheme, and will need to prove to the IND that you still meet the requirements of the highly skilled migrant scheme. • If applying to extend a residence or work permit, your circumstances will be assessed again according to the original application; the main exception is that after

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• Employment laws in the Netherlands vary, and your personal contract will determine your pay and specific conditions. • Dutch legislation covers key areas such as trial periods, holidays, notice and dismissal, minimum wages, health and safety, and equal treatment. • In most cases the employer needs permission from the UWV WERKbedrijf or the court to fire you. • Useful information regarding working practices, employment law and the minimum wage can be found on the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment website (www.szw.nl) or the UWV WERKbedrijf website (www.werk.nl).

Karen Gordon helps expats successfully navigate the international job market in the Netherlands and provides HR and recruitment expertise—all with a multicultural understanding. Karen’s result-driven process includes: • Identifying where to look for your ideal job and which local networks to tap into. • Highlighting your experience and strengths to make your CV, cover letter and/or job application stand out from the rest. • Refining your interviewing & communication skills with an experienced, native English speaker to gain an edge in a very competitive market. Email karen@kgtconsulting.nl to schedule a free intake & discuss which services you need.

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