The mission of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment is to foster a socially and economically vigorous position for the Netherlands in Europe, with work and income security for everyone. The Minister and State Secretary are responsible for labour market policy, including migration and the free movement of workers, benefits and re-integration, income policy, work-life balance, and policy on working conditions and inspection.
Longer paternity leave for partners
In the future the partners of women who give birth will be entitled to five days of paid leave; three days more than is...
Participation statement to be mandatory part of civic integration exam
A ‘participation statement’ is to be made a mandatory part of the Netherlands’ civic integration process. This means that all...
No cut in state pension for victims of war
Recognised victims of war will not have their old age state pension (AOW) cut, regardless of where they live. The cabinet...
Statutory minimum wage as of 1 July 2016
The statutory minimum wage and the minimum wage for people under 23 will rise on 1 July 2016.