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Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

If your employee has been rendered unfit for work because of an accident, you as employer could be facing hefty losses. For instance, Article 7:629 of the Dutch Civil Code requires an employer to continue paying its employee’s wages for a period of two years if the employee is sick, ... Read More »

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Additional supervision on the financial sector Various media recently reported on negative advice from the Council of State from 3 September 2014 in relation to a legislative proposal from the Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The minister’s proposal to (legally) impose disciplinary law on the financial sector was rejected by ... Read More »

Personal injury payment in the case of divorce (division of matrimonial property)

Personal injury payment in the case of divorce (division of matrimonial property)

If two persons are married in community of property and these two persons are divorced, the joint (matrimonial) property has to be divided between the (former) spouses. That property includes in principle any personal injury payment that was made to one of the (former) spouses during their marriage. Assets that ... Read More »

Sport & the law: Luis Suarez’s bite and other wrongful acts on the football pitch

Sport & the law: Luis Suarez’s bite and other wrongful acts on the football pitch

Kicking an opponent when he’s down, head butting, elbowing, a vicious kick and even a biting incident by a top footballer like Suarez, we are seeing it not only from recreational and professional athletes in the Netherlands, but also from footballers during the World Cup in Brazil. But where (under ... Read More »

Guidelines on complaints-handling by insurance intermediaries.

Guidelines on complaints-handling by insurance intermediaries.

It is the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (FSA) who oversees the insurance intermediaries complaints proceedings. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) announced on 16 May 2014 “Guidelines on complaints handling by insurance intermediaries”. These guidelines have been prepared with the aim to contribute to a coordinated supervision ... Read More »

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