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Can an employment agency impose fines?

An employment agency may only set off fines against the wage if imposed by the government (administrative and judicial fines).

Examples thereof include:

  • traffic fines;
  • tax fines;

Each separate settlement with the wage must be specified to an agency worker in writing, in his own language. It therefore must be clear to the agency worker what he has to pay.

Source:
Article 37 of the CLA for Agency Workers

The settlements below are not fines, but may still be set off by an employer against the wage of an employee:

  • compensation (e.g. for damage to business property);
  • advances paid;
  • overpaid wages;

Source:
7:632 of the Dutch Civil Code
7:650 of the Dutch Civil Code

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