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Labour law

Labour law regulates the legal relation between employers and their employees. A large part of the labour law consists of 'binding rights'. This means that these rules always apply, irrespective of the agreements which have been made between employer and employee. The complexity of this area of law is reinforced by the fact that it is spread out over several acts and regulations and that it has a history of complex legal precedent. Because of that the employee very often doesn’t know his exact rights and how to implement those. We can inform you, as an employee, about these rights in understandable language. We can also give you advice and assistance concerning the formation of employment contracts, labour disputes, termination of the employment, etc.

Often you must undertake the correct steps within a short space of time. When you don’t, certain rights can no longer be exercised. It is thus advisable to call in an expert on time, when there is a (threatening) labour dispute or when you have questions about your legal position.

When the employer breaks the health and safety law, this may have serious consequences for you as an employee. If the offence has consequences for you in a negative sense, you do not have to take this passively. Obtentus can advise you on the best action and can assist you in its implementation.

If you are in a labour dispute but want to continue the employment contract, our mediation may bring a solution. Conflicts at work have a lot of consequences for all those concerned. Conflicts can literally make you ill. Often it is a good idea to ask an impartial third party to mediate in the conflict. An impartial and expert mediator can help you break through the impasse without damaging the relation between parties, so that the relation can continue without problems. When a legal action is started, parties usually can’t get along any longer. Moreover, mediation offers more possibilities for creative solutions than legal proceedings. The outcome is not imposed by the mediator; the parties themselves stipulate what the solution looks like. In most cases this leads to a win-win-situation: a satisfying result for both parties. If it should appear that a mutual solution is not possible or desirable, all legal means remain available to you.