Netherlands Workforce Solutions and EOR Services

Hire and Manage your Workforce in the Netherlands

Netherlands more positive about recovery despite 2021 pandemic

The Dutch National Bank says that the Netherlands economy is expected to bounce back swiftly after COVID-19 crisis. According to the EC, the government policies have helped businesses to stay afloat during the height of the crisis and are set to continue operating in 2021, protecting employment and disposable incomes (OECD). In 2022, labor market adjustments and subdued wage growth are expected to slow the pace of the recovery in domestic demand. Given the strong recovery in the global goods trade, net exports are set to contribute positively to GDP growth over the forecast horizon. Overall, real GDP is expected to grow by 3.0%. in 2022, and the level of economic activity is projected to increase to just above 2019 levels. The Netherlands were ranking #42 in the World Bank’s 2020 Ease of Doing Business index (Sources: ING, DNB, European Commission and OECD).

XML employs workers for you in the Netherlands
Quick, Simple, Compliant.

A trusted professional employment organization with in-depth knowledge of the Dutch market, XML International provides you with end-to-end personalised solutions to recruit and manage remote team members for your activities in Amsterdam or any other city in the Netherlands, regardless of the size of your organisation or your industry.

Employees will be employed pursuant to local labour laws, and all required social security and taxation will be paid to the local Authorities.


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Netherlands Minimum wage

Minimum wage in the Netherlands is, 78,51 EUR per day

Netherlands Normal working hours

Normal working hours are between 36 to 40 hours a week. 

Netherlands Sick leave

By law, the employer pays the 1st 2 years during illness by:

  •  52 weeks 70% of the wage including structural allowances or rewards (max. € 58,311 per year in 2021) but at least the minimum wage € 1,701 per month (2021).
  • 52 weeks 70% of the wage including structural allowances or rewards (max. € 58,311 per year).


In a collective labor agreement (CLA) there can be 1 or 2 waiting days on which the wages are not paid. The following days up to 2 years the employer pays during illness:

  • 52 weeks 90% of the wage including structural allowances or rewards (max. € 58,311 per year) but at least the minimum wage.
  • 52 weeks 80% of the wage including structural allowances or rewards (max. € 58,311 per year).

Netherlands Maternity leave

A female employee is entitled to at least 16 weeks of pregnancy and maternity leave. She is entitled to continued payment of 100% of her salary, up to the maximum daily wage (as of January 2021, € 223.40 gross per day, max. per year € 58,311) for at least 16 weeks. In practice, employers usually, where appropriate, continue paying 100% of the salary of the female employee. The salary is a benefit and reimbursed by the state.

Netherlands Paternity leave

After birth, partners are entitled to birth leave. This leave is 1 working week. The employer continues to pay the wages. The employee can take the leave days of the birth leave at his own discretion. But this must be done within 4 weeks after the birth of the child.

Additional birth leave: partners can take a maximum of 5 weeks leave. During the leave, the partner receives 70% of the wage (max. daily wage € 223.40). The benefit is reimbursed by the state. The additional birth leave must be taken within 6 months after the birth of the child. But, the 1 week of birth leave must be taken first.

Netherlands Notice Period

Netherlands Probation period

Netherlands VAT

The standard VAT rate is 21%

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XML employs workers for you in the Netherlands

Quick, Simple, Compliant

XML International, one of the best workforce solutions and employer of record services providers for the Netherlands, supports the set-up and the management of your international workforce for all your activities in the Netherlands. Our invaluable input consists of streamlining and handling for you the complete employment lifecycle of your teams in the Netherlands. We give you all the keys to handle you staff in Amsterdam or any city in the Netherlands. XML’s knowledge of dutch labour laws, tax and social security system, and employment regulations allows you to tackle the challenges of local compliance in the Netherlands, navigate all the local complexities and avoid pitfalls.

The Best Employment Outsourcing Solutions for the Netherlands

Smart Management of your Employees in the Netherlands

Among our top priorities, compliance with the Netherlands employment regulations and labour laws is number one. In addition to talent acquisition, recruitment services, and workforce management, we also ensure that our clients’ workforce management in the Netherlands is aligned with dutch tax and social security rules and the latest immigration processes, including visas and work permits.

Here is the list of our core services supporting your activities in the Netherlands.

• GEO Services for the Netherlands (PEO and EOR)

• Contingent Workforce Services for the Netherland

• Managed Solutions Programs for the Netherlands

• RPO & Staff Mobilization for the Netherlands

Do Business in the Netherlands, with or without creating your local legal entity

Take advantage of the targeted outsourcing solutions proposed by XML International for your expansion in the Netherlands or for your employees already based there. We offer a comprehensive series of bespoke and scalable outsourcing solutions specially designed for the Dutch market.

 They range from professional employer organization employment (PEO), employer of record, and contingent workforce employment services, to help you grow effortlessly and successfully in the  without any complications. We can also help you source, recruit, and onboard new team members locally, even if you don’t have an office in the Netherlands.

XML provides you with everything you need to start doing business in the Netherlands or to optimize your business if you are already operating there, leading to significant bottom-line savings and getting your business activities up and running in just days. Get in touch with the XML team to learn how we can boost your activities in the Netherlands in a cost-effective way. 

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