Position of self-employed persons to be clearer

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
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Nederlandse versie
Effective date: Not yet known

What changes?

Do you work as a self-employed professional (zzp’er) or do you contract self-employed professionals? The rules for working with employees and self-employed professionals will become more clear. In future you will know sooner whether a self-employed person is allowed to do a job or if an employee should do it.

Currently sometimes (forced) false self-employment, or unfair competition on employment conditions can occur because the law is not always clear.

Self-employed professionals will also get support in claiming an employment contract, if they want to.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs who hire self-employed professionals
  • self-employed professionals


It is not yet known when this change in law will enter into effect.

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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