Netherlands Employer of Record Services

Netherlands Employee Benefits

Employer of Record Services in the Netherlands

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Netherlands Pensions

The Dutch pension system consists of three pillars.

First Pillar – The basic state pension (AOW), accrued by all residents at a rate of 2% per year, regardless of employment status. It provides a basic minimum income to everyone after retirement.

Second Pillar – Company pensions. They may be company-specific or industry-wide, funded by employers and employees. Second-pillar pension programs encompass most workers since the government can require membership across sectors and industries.

Third Pillar – Individual private pension schemes. These are voluntary, and mostly used by people who are unable to access second pillar pensions schemes.

Major reforms of the Dutch pension system are currently underway. This is currently expected to come into effect in July 2023, with gradual changes being effected over the course of several years.

Netherlands Healthcare Benefits

The Netherlands implemented a dual healthcare financing system in January 2006.

The government automatically insures Dutch citizens for WLZ (Long-Term Care Act). This covers long-term therapies, particularly those requiring semi-permanent hospital care, as well as the cost of disabilities like wheelchairs.

ZWV, sometimes known as “basic insurance,” pays for all routine (short-term) medical care. All people who live and work in the Netherlands are obligated by law to independently procure and pay for one of these basic plans. Insurers must provide a universal package to everyone over the age of 18, and they may not charge extra for premiums on the basis of age or health status.

All employers must make contributions towards these mandatory insurance schemes, with some opting to provide additional private health insurance for their employees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!