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The Netherlands

Last updated on 3/12/2019
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Minimum gross wage

Applicable
12.6 EUR to 16.28 EUR per hour

Salary per category

Unskilled

5.32 EUR to 11.66 EUR per hour : 16 to 21 years
13.32 EUR per hour : 22 years and up

Skilled

7.76 EUR to 14.09 EUR per hour : 17 to 21 years
14.09 EUR to 14.98 EUR per hour : 22 years and up

Specialist

11.63 EUR to 15.51 EUR per hour : 18 to 21 years
16.02 EUR to 16.82 EUR per hour : 22 years and up

Foreman

14.91 EUR to 17.61 EUR per hour

Professionals

Info
For blue collar workers, a different salary system is applicable.

Daily

8 hours between 07:00 am – 07:00 pm

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

12 hours per day (working time + travelling time + breaks)

Breaks

Not paid

Rest

30 minutes (> 5.5 hours of work)
45 minutes (>8 hours of work)
60 minutes (>10 hours of work, 0.5 hour at once)

Within The Netherlands

Travel allowance

0.32 EUR per km
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Travel allowance from the temporary living place to the workplace.

Payment traveling time: first hour a day not paid when driving a car alone or as a passenger. A driver with colleagues gets every traveling hour paid.

Meal allowance

Applicable if a worker cannot drive home every day.
6.65 EUR per day or free meals

Accommodation allowance

Employers pay all costs
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Free accommodation when a worker cannot drive home every day.

Subsistence/daily allowance

Working clothes : 0.87 EUR per day
Boots : 0.54 EUR per day
Tools : 0.75 EUR per day
Safety helmets and shoes : free

Overtime

First 3 hours : 25 % of salary per hour
50 % of salary per hour from monday 05:00 to saturday until 21:00
100 % of salary per hour from saturday 21:00 until monday 05:00 and holidays

Evening work

Allowed : determined at company level, only when there is an agreement with the labour council and 70% of the workers.
From 7:00 pm to 00:00
Monday till Thursday : 30 % of salary
Friday 50 % of salary
Saturday and Sunday 100 % of salary

Night work

Determined at company level, only when there is an agreement with the labour council and 70% of the workers.
From 00:00 to 7:00 am
Monday 100 %
Tuesday till Friday 30 %
Saturday 50 %
Sunday 75 %

Working on Saturdays

Allowed
20 % of salary per hour

Working on Sundays

Allowed
00:00 - 07:00 75 %
07:00 – 24:00 100 %
Info
The construction worker cannot be forced to work on Sundays.

Working on public holidays

work in shifts is only allowed under special circumstances.
100 %

Shift work

Allowed
2 shifts : 10 % of salary per hour
3 shifts : 15 % of salary per hour

Standby pay

Monday till Friday : 13 EUR
Saturday 20 EUR
Sunday and holidays 26 EUR

Annual holidays allowance

8 % of gross salary

13th month

Determined at company level

Additional wage components

4.06 % for sustainable employability

Other

Bad weather conditions

100 %

Working on roads in shifted hours

Between Monday 07:00 and Friday 20:00 : 30 % of salary per hour
Between Friday 20:00 and Saturday 20:00 : 50 % of salary per hour
Between Saturday 20:00 and Sunday 07:00 : 75 % of salary per hour
Between Sunday 07:00 and Monday 07:00 : 100 % of salary per hour

Number of holidays

20 days legal
5 days by collective agreement
Every worker has 20 extra paid days off (for working 40 hours a week instead of 36 hours a week).

Public holidays

7 days per year
1st January
Easter Monday
27th April
5th May
Whit Monday
25th and 26th December

Social security contributions

27.65 % of gross salary
Not applicable to posted workers

Additional social security insurance

0.17 % of gross salary
Not applicable to posted workers

Income tax

36.55 % up to EUR 20.142 per year
40.8 % up to EUR 33.994 per year
40.8 % up to EUR 68.507 per year
52 % over EUR 68.507 per year
Not applicable to posted workers

Additional pension funds

12.35 %

Sickness/illness

Year 1 : 100 %
After 1 year 70 % + 100% pension fund

Work injuries/accidents

Year 1 : 100 %
After 4 year 70 % + 100% pension fund

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