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Employing staff in the Netherlands

As an employer, hiring a local salesperson or representative abroad, you might assume, quite understandably, that you can simply apply your own rules, because those are the ones you know. However, this is not without risk!

We have listed the most important topics for you on this page, including links to more extensive information : 

How to set up a branch office in the Netherlands
We are happy to tell you more about the options, and to help you make the right choice for your situation. Our advice also includes the tax implications of the choice you make. We can also help you set up your administration to make optimal use of tax schemes in the Netherlands.

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How to hire employees in the Netherlands? Global payroll, employer of record, umbrella services:  what are the options?

When searching in internet for ‘payroll Netherlands’ or ‘hiring employees in the Netherlands’, Google will overwhelm you with companies offering global payroll or payrolling solutions, employer of record service, payroll service, umbrella services and so on. The list is endless. This can be very confusing. To make the best decision for your organisation and your Dutch employees, it is crucial to be aware of the consequences.

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Find and keeping your employees in the Netherlands by including employee benefits in your salary package.
Adding employee benefits in your salary package is crucial. However, tax rules on benefits in kind & work expenses in the Netherlands are very strict, so you need to be careful about what you offer your employees.

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Are you looking for a solution for financial accounting in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, bookkeeping should be in line with sound business practice. This includes consistent application and a certain freedom in how to determine the profit. This is different from other countries, such as Belgium, where the law strictly regulates the format of the accounting system.

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How to avoid unnecessary risks in the Netherlands
We can explain which insurance policies you as a foreign employer are required to have, and we can advise you about supplementary insurance. This protects your company from any unnecessary risks and allows you to offer an excellent employee benefits package to your Dutch employees.

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Payroll for employees in the Netherlands
Do you  have remote employees or a local sales team in the Netherlands? Not happy with your current global payroll rpovider or employer of record? Please allow uw to introduce you to our full-service solution at Interfisc.

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Pension for employees in the Netherlands

Employees in the Netherlands will only receive a minimum benefit when they retire, because the state pension in the Netherlands is not related to the wages someone earns. For this reason, about 90% of the employees in the Netherlands have a supplementary pension plan, arranged by the employer or via a social sector pension fund.

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Occupational disability & Statutory Sick Pay in the Netherlands
As an employer in the Netherlands, you are responsible for continued payment of wages for two years if an employee is ill. You are also required to have a contract with a certified occuptional health service (arbodienst).

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Many of us perceive taxes and tax advice as a necessary evil. But we also know that it is very important to follow the correct procudures. Both to make sure that we don’t pay too much tax and also to avoid any fines or unpleasnat and costly surprises later on.

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Advice on Dutch employment law

In theory, you can independently determine which country’s employment law you follow. However, mandatory provisions such as those concerning termination of employment, incapacity for work and working hours apply pursuant to employment law as imposed in the country where the employee works.

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Do you still have questions? Please contact us at your convencience by using our contact form or give us a call!

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Since 1972, Interfisc has offered international HR & Payroll solutions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy. We do this from our offices in the Netherlands and Belgium, and with an international team of around 45 committed and caring employees. 

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