Teeven: limit on income at copyright organisations
Senior officials of ollective management organisations for copyrights and neighbouring rights are not allowed to earn more than 130 % of a Minister's salary. This is evident from a memorandum State Secretary Teeven of Security and Justice today sent to the House of Representatives. Senior officials are in particular taken to mean: members of the executive, advisory and supervisory agencies of a collective management organisation and persons charged with the daily management of a collective management organisation.
The Minister indicated his intention to regulate the standardisation of director's salaries and directors of collective management organisations for copyrights and neighbouring rights in the Collective Management Supervision legislative proposal last December during a general consultation about copyrights. In such cases, the Supervisory Board will also be authorised to check for compliance.
Transitional law has been provided in order to prevent immediate changes being made in ongoing contracts and appointments. It has to be ensured, however, that no higher remunerations or other appointments are agreed with the intention of evading the new maximum salary requirements during the parliamentary debate. For this reason, the transitional law will remain out of consideration as regards changes to the employment contract or the remuneration that have or will be agreed after Teeven's proposal have been submitted. Collective management organisations for copyrights and neighbouring rights should take this into account in their remuneration and appointment policy.