On July 5, 2022, the legislative bill “Work where you want” was adopted in the Netherlands by the House of Representatives (“Tweede Kamer”). With this bill, employers have to consider an employee’s request to work from home by weighing the employer’s and employee’s interests according to the standard of reasonableness and fairness (“redelijkheid en billijkheid”). This bill provides employees who fall under Dutch labour law with extended rights to work from home, as the threshold has been raised for employers to reject an employee’s request to work remotely. Under circumstances, employees living outside the Netherlands can also rely on this new legislation.

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