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Temporary employment agencies must be certified

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: 1 January 2025

What changes?

Do you run a temporary employment agency? To combat abuse such as underpayment and market distortion, a mandatory certification system for temporary employment agencies will be introduced.

To be eligible for a certificate you have to demonstrate you keep to the rules. Temping agencies will be regularly checked, for example on payment of the correct wages and the proper filing of taxes. Temporary employment agencies also must:

  • have a certificate of conduct (VOG)
  • pay a deposit of €100,000
  • offer approved housing to foreign staff

If a temping agency loses its certificate, it can no longer operate as a temporary employment agency.

For whom?

  • temporary employment agencies


It is expected this change will come into force on 1 January 2025.

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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