If you breach the rules that give foreign employees the right to work in the Netherlands, you may be subject to a fine from the Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment. The Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment can impose a fine on you if – for example – you allow foreign employees to work for you illegally, i.e. without having a residence permit. The fine is imposed under the Foreign Nationals (Employment) Act (Wet Arbeid Vreemdelingen, or ‘WAV’).

A WAV-fine can have far-reaching consequences. It is therefore important that you obtain advice from an attorney about the fine. Our attorneys have extensive experience of appealing against WAV-fines.

If you need legal advice about a fine or want to appeal against it with the assistance of an attorney, e-mail or call our attorneys for a telephone consultation without obligation.

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Prakken d'Oliveira, formerly known as Böhler, is a law firm with expertise and experience in asylum and immigration law, European law, administrative law, international criminal law and human rights. Our lawyers provide advice and conduct procedures before the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), the Dutch Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), the District- and Appeals courts, the Administrative Law Division of the Dutch Council of State, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the Human Rights Treaty Bodies of the United Nations (UN), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and other international tribunals.