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Pilot Web module Assessment Employment Relationship online

On 11 January 2021, the pilot “Webmodule Beoordeling Arbeidsrelatie” (hereinafter: WBA) went online. By using this web module, which is developed by the Ministries of Social Affairs and Finance, organisations considering entering into an assignment agreement can fill in a questionnaire, after which the web module provides an indication of whether, and under what conditions, it is possible to enter into an assignment agreement or whether an employment contract must be entered into.

The pilot was set up following an analysis, executed the Commission for the Regulation of Work (“the Borstlap Commission”), of the structural problems on the Dutch labour market. The distinction between an employee and a self-employed person is important, because the two statuses are subject to major differences in terms of social security, labour law protec