JCC/JETRO/WK ADVOCATEN Seminar on Dutch Labor/Employment Law

JCC/JETRO/WK ADVOCATEN Seminar on Dutch Labor/Employment Law



JCC Investment Business Environment Subcommittee



Dear JCC Ordinary member,


We are pleased to invite you to the Dutch Labor/Employment Law Seminar with the great support of JETRO Amsterdam and WK ADVOCATEN on the afternoon of Thursday, July 6 (CET).

In this seminar, the specialists of WK ADVOCATEN will explain basics of Dutch labor/employment law that all management and HR representatives should know.  If you wish to attend, please register at the JCC website by Monday, June 26.  We hope that you will find the Seminar useful.

We look forward to your registration!


– Date & Time: July 6, 2023 (Thursday) 14:00 ~ 17:00 (Registration starts at 13:30)

– Venue: Element Amsterdam Hotel (the conference room on the 1st floor)

– Address: Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 577, 1082 LD Amsterdam

– Admission: Free of charge

– Capacity: Approx. 60 people (First-come, first-served; however, we may have to adjust  numbers of participants from each company if the number of total participants exceeds the capacity. We appreciate your understanding.)

– Language: English and Japanese

– Application deadline: Monday, June 26, 2023

– Application: JCC home page (Please log in on the right side of the screen.)

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please contact the JCC Secretariat .


– Program

  • 13:30 – 14:00: Registration, coffee and tea service
  • 14:00 – 14:05: Opening remarks / Tetsutaro Shimogasa, Vice Chairman and Chair of the Investment and Business Environment Committee of JCC
  • 14:05 – 14:30: Basics of Dutch labor/employment law / Chizuko Yamada, WK Law firm (Japanese)
  • 14:30 – 14:45: Termination of employment / Jos Willemsen/Anthony Leigh, WK Law firm (English)
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Break
  • 15:00 – 15:25: How to dismiss an employee due to economic hardship of an employer / Anthony Leigh, WK Law firm (English)
  • 15:25 – 15:50: How to dismiss an employee due to lack of performance / Jos Willemsen, WK Law firm (English)
  • 15:50 – 16:00: Closing remarks
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Reception with drinks and bites
  • 17:00: Closing

Please note, that the agenda is subject to change without notice.