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Notification of posted workers

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

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. You can do this through the online notification portalExternal link.

If you are the client of an employer abroadExternal link you must check if the foreign employees have been reported correctly. If you find any errors you must correct these via the online notification portalExternal link.You can find all data that needs to be submitted on the checklistExternal link.

To whom does the duty to notify posted workers apply?

The duty to notify posted workers is applicable for self-employed professionals in certain sectorsExternal link and for employers from the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland who will be working temporarily in the Netherlands. These are:

  • self-employed professionals in certain sectors
  • employers who bring their own personnel to the Netherlands
  • multinational companies that post workers to their Dutch branch
  • temporary employment agencies that post workers to the Netherlands

The duty to notify posted workers is applicable from 1 March 2020. Employers and self-employed professionals can notify their temporary services that start on or after 1 March 2020 from 1 February 2020.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO