JCC/JETRO/AKD Seminar – Dutch Employment Law Updates 2023 & outlook 2024

Dear JCC members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Dutch employment law seminar organised in cooperation with JETRO Amsterdam and AKD on 1 November 2023.

  • Date / Time: Wednesday 1 November from 15:00 – 18:30 (registration at 14:30)
  • Location: AKD Amsterdam Office  (Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970, 1081 LA Amsterdam)
  • Language: English with a Japanese summary

This seminar will focus on employment law changes in 2023 and outlook of 2024.

In the first half of this seminar, we will first explain the important new legislation and regulation that came into effect in 2023 from Dutch employment law perspective, and new legislation and regulations due to come into force in 2024. We will explain important legal amendment that you should know to comply Dutch employment law, such as the whistleblowing system following the revision of the Whistleblower Protection Act, which is important in building a corporate governance system, and new obligation for inappropriate behaviour in the workplace to manage safe and healthy workplace. In the second half of the seminar, we will tell you about the amendment of Pension law.

If you have any questions in advance regarding the above topics, please send us your details upon your registration or by October 18th (Wednesday) after registration. Please note that we may not be able to respond to questions received after the deadline or if the questions are not related to the seminar topics.

We look forward to your registration.


14:30-15:00  Registration and welcome drinks
15:00-15:05  Opening by Mr. Tetsutaro Shimogasa, Vice Chairman and Head of Trade and Investment Committee of JCC
15:05-15:50  Employment law updates by Mr. Pascal van Schaik, AKD partner
15:50-16:00  Break
16:00-16:45  Pension law updates by Mr. Jorn de Bruin, AKD counsel
16:45-16:55   Japanese summary
16:55-17:10   Q&A
17:10-17:15    Closing by Mr. Jeroen Pop, AKD partner, Co-Head of Japan desk
17:15-18:15    Drinks and networking

JCC Secretariat