Employers frequently ask whether they may amend their existing pension plan schemes unilaterally. In the Netherlands, employees have to agree to pension plan amendments, separately from the works council.
On March 27, 2020, the government of the Netherlands announced that the Temporary Benefit for Self-Employed Professionals ("Tozo") will be made available this week, as should the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment ("NOW").
The coronavirus pandemic has affected workplaces across the globe. Governments are scrambling to adopt measures to help stem the spread of the virus, while recognizing an employer’s need to stay in business.