An agency approached us how we could help them to de-risk their clients who were placing contractors in the Netherlands. The risks, from chain law, meant that contractors who were operating as independents or their BVs would not be re-classified as employees of the end clients which arises since the end of the WAB law when the government withdrew the VAR status.

We proposed that we arranged that they had Model Agreements signed between the contractor and the end client that agreed, amongst other things, that neither party intended there to be an employer-employee relationship between them. This technique ensured that the client’s financial risk and reputation were protected and the likelihood of deemed employment reduced to the absolute minimum.