The Netherlands | COVID-19 crisis – sharing the financial burden by changing employees' employment conditions?

The COVID-19 crisis is currently holding us in its grip. For many Dutch employers, the crisis already has, or will have, (major) financial consequences. Despite a decrease in turnover, employers are obliged to continue the employment benefits of their employees. However, the COVID-19 crisis is a situation of force majeure for employers. From this point of view, the question arises whether an employer can induce an employee to share some of the (financial) burden by (unilaterally) amending some of the employment conditions.

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