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Netherlands - Minister proposes law to extend temporary contracts for over 65’s

26 October 2011

The Dutch Social Affairs Minister, Henk Kamp, has tabled a draft Bill designed to make it easier to work beyond the age of 65, the Federation of European Employers (FedEE) reports.

Under the Bill employers would be allowed to extend temporary employment contracts for older workers beyond the current limit of two renewals.

The over 65s would not be entitled to sick pay and employers would not have to take special steps to re-integrate them after sick leave.

From 2013, employees would also be able to postpone their state pension for up to five years and receive a pension bonus of 6.5% for each year that they exceed the normal retirement age.

To read the draft Bill, in Dutch language, please click here


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