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Dutch Term English Term Definition
werktijdverkorting short-time working

Abbreviation: WTV
Your employer can ask you to stay at home or take unpaid leave if there’s not enough work for you. A lay-off is if you’re off work for at least 1 working day. Short-time working is when your hours are cut.
Werktijdverkorting (WTV) betekent dat een aantal mensen binnen het bedrijf minder uren gaat werken.

waarvan akte WAARVAN AKTE in minuut is verleden te Rotterdam op de datum als in het hoofd van deze akte vermeld.

Translation: WHEREOF DEED, executed in a single copy in Rotterdam on the date first mentioned in the head of this deed.

waarschijnlijkheid probability
WAB Dutch Balanced Labour Market Act

Wet Arbeidsmarkt in balans, WAB

wanprestatie defective performance
werknemer worker; employee
wet law; Act

Use ‘law’ (lower case) When talking generally about an area of law, e.g. employment law, education law. Use ‘Act’ (upper case) when citing a particular piece of legislation.

werf work site
werken works

Physical works.

Wet op de rechterlijke organisatie Judiciary (Organisation) Act
weergegeven set out
Werkloosheidswet Dutch Unemployment Insurance Act

Abbreviated form: WW

Wet op het financieel toezicht Dutch Act on Financial Supervision
Wetboek van Burgerlijke Rechtsvordering Code of Civil Procedure

Abbreviation: Rv.

Wetboek van Strafrecht Criminal Code
Wetboek van Strafvordering Code of Criminal Procedure
wetingang legislative provision
wetsartikel article
wettelijke rente statutory interest
Wezenpensioen Orphans' Pension
Wetboek van Koophandel Commercial Code
wilsgebrek defect of consent
winnaar winner; successful tenderer
woonplaats kiezen to elect as the address for the service of documents

Do not use ‘domicile’ as this refers to tax residency. The term ‘woonplaats kiezen’ refers to a party choosing the office of their legal representative as the place where documents can be legally served.

WTV permission for short-time working

Abbreviation for: Vergunning voor werktijdverkorting

WW-uitkering statutory unemployment benefit

WW = Wet Werkoosheidswet

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