Employer / Self-employed person
Employer / Self-employed person

About the duty to notify

Foreign employees temporarily posted in the Netherlands must be notified with the Dutch government. This applies to employees from the EU, EEA and Switzerland. By notifying the employees, the government can ensure that they can work under safe, healthy and fair conditions. And that the correct, Dutch working conditions apply. In this way, we counter unfair competition.

The process

Notification of employees consists of three steps. Both the Dutch service recipients and the foreign employer or self-employed person have a role in it. Together, they are responsible for the notification.


The notification is mandatory. Is the foreign employee not notified? Then both the Dutch service recipient and the foreign employer/self-employed person risk a fine. The Dutch Labour Inspectorate checks this. Make sure the notification is in order before the foreign employee starts his/her job. This way, you avoid a fine and contribute to a fair labour market.

More information for foreign employers/self-employed persons.