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Name: Employment of Handicapped Workers Act.
Country: Netherlands
Subject(s): Disabled workers; Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services; Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1986-05-16
Entry into force:
Published on: Staatsblad, 1986, No. 300, 11 p.
ISN: NLD-1986-L-2259
Bibliography: Staatsblad, 1986, No. 300, 11 p.
Abstract/Citation: This Act calls for reasonable efforts by employers, employers' organisations and trade unions to promote equal opportunity for handicapped workers (s. 2(1)). It contains definitions (s. 1) and includes provisions regarding placement (s. 2 to 5), measures employers are to take to adapt workplaces to the needs of handicapped employees (s. 6), remuneration (ss. 7 to 9), financial consequences for employers (ss. 10 to 12), supervision and reporting (ss. 13 to 16), penalties (s. 17) and effects on other laws (ss. 18 to 25). The Act amends various provisions of the Sickness Insurance Act (No. 473 of 1967) (LS 1967 - Neth. 2 (consolidation)) along with a series of other Acts regarding pensions, social insurance and works councils. It repeals the Act (No. H 283 of 1947) respecting the placement of disabled workers (s. 27).
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