March 5, 2019

Putin signed a law allowing to check foreign deposits of the public officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law in accordance to which the Prosecutor General’s Office can request the Central Bank of Russia to provide information on the prohibited foreign bank accounts of all Russian residents. At this point the prohibition applies to high-level officials, public servants, deputies and senators. These affected persons are prohibited from opening foreign bank accounts and depositing money in foreign banks, as well as using foreign financial instruments, including securities. As RIA Novosti, the Russian […]
October 27, 2018

Many people sign a contract without understanding the contents

Research shows that many people sign a contract without actually understanding its contents. In most cases this concerns rent or purchase contracts, employment contracts and termination contracts. The reason for not understanding contracts can often be found in the use of language; contracts often contain many legal terms and official language is used regularly. In addition, it appears that a lot of people do not read a contract properly before signing it. Especially the ‘small print’ is frequently forgotten. As […]
October 27, 2018

The difference between a controller and a processor

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already been in force for several months. However, there is still uncertainty about the meaning of certain terms in the GDPR. For example, it is not clear to everyone what the difference is between a controller and a processor, while these are core concepts of the GDPR. According to the GDPR, the controller is the (legal) entity or organization that determines the purpose and means of the processing of personal data. The controller […]
October 27, 2018

The Dutch Sickness Benefits Act after work disability as result of psychological complaints after pregnancy?

Based on article 29a of the Sickness Benefits Act the female insured who is not able to perform work is entitled to receive a payment if the cause of the disability to work is related to pregnancy or giving birth. In the past, a connection between psychological complaints, causing the disability to work, and pregnancy or giving birth was rarely made and recognized. Recent case law shows a turnaround with regard to this point.
October 27, 2018

Government wants to automatically divide pension when it comes to divorces

The Dutch government wants to arrange that partners who are getting a divorce automatically get the right to receive half of each other’s pension. Dutch minister Wouter Koolmees of Social Affairs and Employment wants to discuss a proposal in the Second Chamber in mid 2019. In the coming period the minister is going to work out the proposal in more detail together with market participants such as the pension business, he wrote in a letter to the Second Chamber. In […]