As a foreign employer, for which occasional work do I not need to provide notification of my workers?
There are several types of occasional work for which you do not need to provide notification of your workers. However, these exceptions do not apply to third-country workers whom you post on the basis of article 4.6 of the Foreign Nationals (Employment) Implementation Decree. (A third country is a country other than Switzerland that is not part of the European Economic Area, which consists of the EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.)
You do not need to provide notification of your workers if they have a temporary assignment to perform one of the following types of occasional work:
- The initial assembly or installation of goods carried out by skilled or specialised workers. This exception applies only if the work is an essential part of the implementation of an agreement for the supply of goods and is necessary for the goods to be taken into use, and if the work takes no longer than 8 days and is not in the construction industry.
- Urgent maintenance of or repairs to tools, machines or equipment that the service provider has delivered to the service recipient for whose benefit the maintenance or repairs are taking place, or the installation or modification by workers of software delivered by the service provider, or the provision of instruction on the use of that software. This exception applies only if the workers’ presence is necessary for this work to be carried out and if their presence does not last longer than 12 continuous weeks within a period of 36 weeks.
- Attendance at scientific conferences, provided that the participants’ stay does not last longer than 5 days within a calendar month.
- The conduct of business meetings or the conclusion of agreements with companies or institutions, provided that the participants’ stay does not last longer than 13 weeks within a period of 52 weeks.
- Work as a correspondent for a media or communications organisation whose headquarters are outside the Netherlands.
- Participation in international sports events and personal coaching of the athletes concerned, provided that the participants’ stay does not last longer than 6 continuous weeks within a period of 13 weeks.
- Performances by musicians and other performing artists and regular personal coaching of the performers, and activities of visual artists, curators or restorers, provided that their stay does not last longer than 6 continuous weeks within a period of 13 weeks.
- Lectures by guest lecturers at a Dutch university institution.
- Research by members of a scientific or scholarly team employed by a university or other academic institution and participating in the Netherlands in the scientific or scholarly programme of a university or other academic institution, provided that their stay does not last longer than 13 weeks within a period of 52 weeks.