Netherlands – obligation to notify for posted drivers

On 1 March 2020, the Netherlands introduced an electronic system for recording workers posted on its territory, including drivers of heavy goods vehicles.

For the purpose, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in Netherlands created a special website: http://www.postedworkers.nl, through which employers or self-employed could make the registration. The website is available in Dutch, English and German.

For all the drivers who are loading, unloading or doing cabotage in Netherlands should be submitted a notification thought the Ministry’s online portal. Transit transports are excluded from the obligation to notify.

The notification must be done before starting work in the Netherlands. As an employer abroad or self-employed person, you should notify the following:

  • the identity of the person submitting the notification;
  • the details of your company;
  • your contact person in the Netherlands, as stated in Article 7 of the WagwEU, unless you are self-employed;
  • the details of the client (the service recipient);
  • the sector in which you will be working in the Netherlands;
  • the address/place where the work will be performed;
  • the expected duration of the work;
  • the identity of the person responsible for payment of salary/wage;
  • the identity of any employees;
  • the presence of an A1 declaration or other type of evidence that shows where the social security contributions are paid for you or your employee(s)

There is also a checklist, which can be used when filling in the necessary information – https://english.postedworkers.nl/online-notification-portal/documents/publications/2019/12/14/checklist-employers-abroad

Detailed information could be found on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in Netherlands – https://english.postedworkers.nl/employer/transport

Source: https://english.postedworkers.nl/