ECJ confirms: mini-jobs remain uninsured and should be discouraged

3 October 2019

In its judgment of 19 September 2019, the ECJ ruled that Dutch legislation excluding frontier workers residing in the Netherlands but working as a mini-jobber in Germany from the Dutch social security system is compatible with EU law. If the Hoge Raad follows the approach taken by the ECJ, the status-quo will be maintained. This would mean that these frontier workers remain uninsured in both Germany and the Netherlands, which is why such a situation must be dissuaded. For a more in-depth analysis of the judgment of the ECJ and its background, we kindly refer you to the ITEM Cross-border Portal.

Ruben Tans

Ruben works as a researcher at the knowledge institute ITEM. After graduating from UM with a bachelor's degree in European Law School, he also successfully completed the masters European Law School and Globalisation and Law.

During his studies he developed an interest in migration law and human rights law. He also participated in the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, where the team reached the semifinals.

He also works at the GrensInfoPunt in Maastricht. There he provides information to frontier workers, a position that is closely related to his work for ITEM.