The Sickness Benefits Act (ZW) is a Dutch law that regulates that sick employees, in cases where the employer's obligation to continue paying wages during illness does not apply, are entitled to benefits. As a (former) employer, however, you are indirectly or directly responsible again for this sickness law period. The term "sickness law" is still sometimes used in popular speech in the old sense of the word, which is therefore no longer correct. In the past, people received sickness benefits from the moment they became ill (so there was no salary continuation for the employer). Want to know more about this topic? Then download the free white paper now.

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