Obligation to report for foreign employers: exception for business meetings clarified

Since 1 March 2020, there is a new reporting obligation for foreign service providers (employers) from countries within the EEA and Switzerland who temporarily send employees to work in the Netherlands. There is an exception for business meetings. That exception has now been clarified.

Correction of the exception for business meetings

The clarification concerns the term for the exception of the reporting obligation for employees who conduct business discussions or conclude agreements with companies or institutions in the Netherlands. The provision incorrectly contained the word ‘consecutive’, so that the notification obligation was only exempted for continuous stays of up to 13 weeks per 52 weeks. As a result, in case of travelling back and forth it would be mandatory to report as of the second trip. That was not the intention and therefore the word “continuous” is deleted.