The Foreign Nationals Employment
Hiring contractors or temporary employment agencies that employ foreign workers in the Netherlands can create financial risks, with fines up to EUR 8,000 per employee. The Foreign Nationals Employment Act requires that am employer obtains a valid work permit for all foreign workers. The permit is not required for employees with a nationality of one of the countries within the European Economic Area (EEA), with the exception of Croatia or Switzerland. In order to avoid the fine, an employer must prove that it did everything within its abilities to avoid any breach of the Act.