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    HRM Rendement 2021-05

    Using the temporary early retirement scheme threshold amount

    Enjoying an early retirement Going on an early retirement is a wish of most employees which will often remain ungranted. After all, any early retirement scheme, in which employees stop working and receive payment which will help them cover expenses until entitled to their pension, is usually subject to a financial penalty. Most employers therefore refrain from such schemes. However, the 2019 agreement on pensions (the ‘pensioenakkoord’ in Dutch) has made early retirement schemes an interesting option again. At the start of this century, the average age at which Dutch employees decided to retire from work was 61. Today – just a meagre 21 years later! – the average Dutch employee retires at age 65, 66 or even 67. There are of course many reasons (...)

    Paid parental leave in 2022

    As of August 2, 2022, employees will be eligible for a benefit when taking parental leave. As stated in the legislative proposal ‘Wet betaald ouderschapsverlof’ (Paid Parental Leave Act), the benefit will be provided by UWV (the National Institute for Employees’ Insurance and Regulations). On April 20, a majority of the lower house of the Dutch parliament voted in support of the proposal. The legislative proposal is based on European directives aimed at improving the (...)