What a Dutch work contract must contain

Blogs News 25.10.23

What a legal dutch work contract must contain for an abroad job

Every person planning to work abroad needs to understand the importance of a legal employment contract. An employment contract is a bilateral agreement between an employer and an employee that details the rights and responsibilities of both parties. For jobs abroad, it ensures that the worker's rights are protected in a foreign country, where the rules and laws may be different from those of the home country.

A legal Dutch employment contract is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it provides security and clarity in terms of working conditions, pay and other benefits. It also serves as proof of employment and can be used in the event of disputes or misunderstandings. Without a legal contract, an employee may be vulnerable to exploitation or unfair treatment.

Taking into account all these extremely important details for a future DB Work employee, our recruitment team provides all our specialists with 100% legal contracts, containing all the details.

Essential elements of an employment contract Netherlands

While specific requirements may vary depending on the country and region of employment, here are some essential elements that such a contract for the Netherlands should contain:

  • Employer and employee identification details - This is an essential first step to validate the authenticity of the contract and the two parties involved.
  • Job name, job description and the responsibilities - Clearly detailing the employee's role and duties eliminates ambiguities and sets expectations.
  • Contract duration - Whether indefinite or fixed-term, the duration should be clearly stated.
  • Working hours - Start time, breaks and end time are essential to define working hours.
  • Pay and benefits - Details of pay, benefits and any other compensation given.
  • Termination conditions and advance notice - Setting out the conditions under which the contract may be terminated and the required notices.
  • Location clauses - If the job requires travel or relocation, these details should be included.
  • Other specific clauses - Confidentiality clauses, non-competition clauses or any other stipulations relevant to the nature of the work.


About the DB Work contract

DB Work, an agency for mediation and placement of labour abroad, is registered with the Territorial Labour Agency, thus validating the integrity and legality of its services. Checking registration with the Territorial Labour Agency is a simple step that anyone can take online, ensuring the authenticity and reliability of any agency.

Employees benefit from a clear and transparent Dutch employment contract. Furthermore, DB Work offers constant support, including through the Plan4Flex app, which provides essential notifications and information, as well as a solution for centralizing documents, viewing working hours, or even holidays.

Legal contract jobs in the Netherlands through DB Work

Choosing a job abroad could be the opportunity of a lifetime. However, it is vital to make sure you have all the necessary safeguards in place with a legal Dutch work contract. With the support of a trusted agency such as DB Work, you can take this step with confidence and security, knowing that your rights are protected.

Do you have experience in the naval, industrial, logistics, or construction field? Here are the advantages you can enjoy if you work in the Netherlands with a DB Work contract:


Learn more about the benefits offered by DB Work contracts! Send your updated CV to job@dbwork.com, and our recruiters will get back to you as soon as possible.