22 November 2019

New civil servants law increases uncertainty for cross-border workers

From 1 January 2020, a new Dutch law regarding the legal status of civil servants can prevent certain employees of Dutch universities from working at home. In a change from the current situation, from January on it matters to cross-border workers how much time they work in the office or from home. This can have far-reaching consequences for their social security coverage, and possibly their pensions. This is explained in the annual Cross-Border Impact Assessment from the ITEM expertise centre (part of Maastricht University), which was presented on Friday.