Dutch Labor law

HEINSIUS ARBEIDSRECHT - The ‘one man enterprise’ of Dr. Jan Heinsius – for years assistant Professor of Dutch employment, labor and social security law and author of many publications. Against that background Jan Heinsius easily can answer your questions by e-mail or teach you, if wished, in countries like Chile, Turkey and the US.
Dr. Heinsius has visited these countries partly several times, so it shouldn't be too big a problem for him to find your office. 

Core business

HEINSIUS ARBEIDSRECHT mainly focuses on three services: In company trainings to Dutch labor lawyers which in view of Heinsius’ PhD-thesis concerning mass layoffs (collective dismissals) and numerous publications on this issue mainly are related to labor and employment law aspects of the restructuring of enterprises; writing book(chapter)s and other publications on mainly that topic; and answering ‘à la carte’ questions of labor lawyers concerning Dutch employment and labor law.

PLEASE NOTE: In view of taking care of both of my parents during non-business hours I currently necessarily focus my business’ activities on writing activities concerning mainly Dutch collective dismissal law (‘WMCO’) and employees’ co-determination law (‘WOR’). Currently I therefore am not able to travel abroad for seminar purposes.

Jan Heinsius, May 2017 

Publications

Some of the fore mentioned publications were in the English language:

  • ‘The European Directive concerning collective dismissals and her implementation deficits. Five ECJ-Decisions and their lessons for the Dutch legislator’, in: Legal İş Hukuku ve Sosyal Güvenlik Hukuku Dergisi, Istanbul Turkey 2008, pp. 441-463. (On pages 417-440 also translated in the Turkish language: ‘TOPLU İŞÇİ ÇIKARMAYA İLİŞKİN AVRUPA BİRLİĞİ YÖNERGESİ VE UYGULAMADA KARŞILAŞILAN SORUNLAR. ATAD’IN BEŞ KARARI VE HOLLANDA YASA KOYUCUSUNUN BUNLARDAN ÇIKARACAĞI DERSLER.’)
  • ‘The European Directive on Collective Dismissals and its Implementation Deficits. Six ECJ Judgments as a Potential Incentive for Amending the Directive’, The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 25(3) 2009, pp. 261-281 (peer reviewed)
  • ‘Commentary on the EU Court's Decision in Fujitsu’, European Company Law 7, no. 4 2010, pp. 165-170

Against this background it may not surprise, that Dr. Heinsius is one of the members of the editorial staff of the leading Dutch commentary 'Arbeidsovereenkomst' on Dutch employment and labor law (Wolters Kluwer).

Trainings

But also in view on Heinsius’ booklets BoomBasics Arbeidsrecht (freely translated as Basics Dutch labor and employment law) and BoomBasics Socialezekerheidsrecht (freely translated as Basics Dutch social security law) and many years of experience in lecturing foreign students at Leiden Law School Dr. Heinsius also can give in company or personal trainings concerning other Dutch labor and employment law related issues, e.g. in regard of the private use of alcohol and/or drugs by employees – a topic he also published about:

  • ‘The influence of a Dutch employer on the employee’s private life; is or should a Dutch employee under Dutch employment law be allowed to use cocaine in its private time?’, in: Canbolat, T. (Ed.) Prof. Dr. Ali GŰZEL’e ARMAĞAN. Essays in Honor of Prof. Dr. Ali Güzel (pp. 391-398) , Beta Istanbul - Turkey, 2010.

Resumee

Jan Heinsius was born in Schiedam, the Netherlands, on July 1 1966 as son of a Dutch father and German mother. Mainly because of being raised in Dutch and German, in 1984 Jan Heinsius first choose to study German linguistics at the Faculty of Humanoria of Leiden University (the Netherlands). At the Faculty of Law of this university in 1986 he also started studiing business law. Having graduated in 1989 and 1993, Jan Heinsius started his Phd-project on a comparison of laws in view of mass layoffs. Being (assisant) Professor of Dutch employment, labor and social security law, in 2004 Jan Heinsius defended his thesis on this topic successfully. His 'one man enterprise' he started in 2006, in part time working on the basis of so called service contracts in view on writing (chapters in) books, giving (in-company) seminars for mainly attorneys at law and/or answering their questions on mainly the topic of labor law aspects of restructuring enterprises. Since July 1 2013 Dr. Heinsius runs his business full time. 

Contact

May I serve you? You can contact me in principle every day of the week.

PLEASE NOTE: In view of taking care of both of my parents during non-business hours I currently necessarily focus my business’ activities on writing activities concerning mainly Dutch collective dismissal law (‘WMCO’) and employees’ co-determination law (‘WOR’). Currently I therefore am not able to travel abroad for seminar purposes.

Jan Heinsius, May 2017 

 

The photo was made by Marc de Haan, after Jan Heinsius was appointed to 'Doctor of the month' (Leidraad, alumnimagazine Universiteit Leiden, October 2004).