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As an entrepreneur, you are faced with new and modified rules and laws. This page offers an overview of changes relevant to businesses during the 2nd Quarter of 2020.
From 26 May 2020 the implementation of the European Medical Devices Regulation will take effect. This will affect manufacturers, importers and distributors. They will need to register themselves, their company and their medical devices in EUDAMED, the European Databank on Medical Devices. Another consequence of this regulation (MDR) is that, as it changes the definition of medical devices, some instruments such as software, may be considered a medical device. Read more on the consequences of the MDR.
From 1 April 2020 On 1 April 2020 there will be an increase in excise duties on cigarettes of € 1 per package. This increase in excise duties also affects other tobacco products. Read more on tobacco sales.
To combat dormant contracts the government has decided employers may be compensated for transition payments for employees who have been dismissed after long-term illness. Read more about transition payment.
The procedure for dimissal of employees after 2 years of illness will be simplified. Read more about dismissal procedures.
Are you a foreign service provider or are you the client of a foreign service provider? As of 1 March 2020 employers abroad have a duty to notify their work and posted workers before they start working in the Netherlands. Read more about the notification of posted workers.
For driving instructors the rules concerning their certification will change. From 1 April 2020 to become a driving instructor or to renew your driving instructor’s licence you will need a certificate of good conduct to apply for (extension of) their WRM-competence card. From this date on, it will be easier to comply with the requirements for the practical part of the refresher course. Read more about certification for driving instructors.