What are an employee’s rights and obligations?

The rights and obligations of an employee are laid down in Dutch employment law. The main employee rights and obligations are set out below. Do work An employee is obliged to perform the agreed work himself, to the best of his ability, and to follow reasonable orders and instructions of the employer. Disciplinary measures can follow when an employee refuses to comply with the employer’s reasonable orders and instructions. Wages An employee is entitled to a salary. Every worker aged 21 and over is entitled to a minimum wage that is indexed annually. Holiday An employee is entitled to a minimum number of holidays per year. Expressed in hours, this is 4 times the number [...]