Foreign companies’ duty to report

As of 1 March 2020, companies from other countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland must notify the Dutch authorities when their employees will be working temporarily in the Netherlands. This obligation also applies to foreign self-employed persons in certain sectors who are going to be working temporarily in the Netherlands. The duty to report means that the foreign employer or foreign self-employed person must provide information through the Dutch online reporting system about the work to be performed in the Netherlands. The organisation where the foreign worker will be working temporarily has to check whether the report has been made.

This reporting obligation makes it easier for the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate to monitor whether posted EU workers are benefiting from the employment conditions to which they are entitled in the Netherlands. This is how the Act ensures equal pay for equal work in the same place, and prevents major differences between workers of different nationalities.