Employers should not rely solely on Certificates of Conduct (VOGs) when assessing the reliability of job candidates, according to legal experts Jan Dop and Erika van Zadelhof. VOGs, which detail an individual's criminal record, are a "snapshot" and offer "false security", the pair wrote in Dutch legal publication Accountancy Vanmorgen. They suggested that periodic applications for VOGs could help employers ensure staff remain suitable for their roles, but warned that this would not cover all risks, as employees could still commit offences. Continuous screening is required in certain industries, including childcare and taxi services.
Advocate general recommends giving Crimean treasures to Ukraine in ongoing legal dispute, with final ruling to come from Supreme Court of the Netherlands. The advocate general's opinion supports the Amsterdam Court of Appeal's ruling that Ukraine should receive the artefacts, due to the country's suspension of the operational right of the Crimean museums. The museums in Crimea have objected to this ruling and have filed an appeal in cassation to the Supreme Court. The court is expected to issue its final ruling on the matter in September 2023.
From 1 January 2023, the level of the statutory minimum wage and the youth minimum wage will change. This time, because of inflation and to make work more attractive, the increase is much higher than usual.