Temporary employment agencies must be certified

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
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Effective date: 1 January 2026

What changes?

Do you run a temporary employment agency? A mandatory certification system for temporary employment agencies will be introduced. Agencies must have authorisation to operate, to combat abuse such as underpayment and market distortion.

To be eligible for a certificate you must demonstrate you keep to the rules for temporary employment agencies. Temporary employment agencies also must:

Temping agencies will be regularly checked if they meet the conditions. If a temping agency loses its authorisation, it can no longer operate as a temporary employment agency. Companies that hire temporary employees from agencies without authorisation can be fined.

For whom?

  • temporary employment agencies
  • companies hiring workers through temporary employment agencies


It is expected this change will come into force on 1 January 2026.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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