By Wendy Terporten, Nico van Dijk, Edith Franssen

It is uncertain yet whether the European Union and the United Kingdom will reach a Brexit agreement in time. Employers can anticipate the no-deal scenario (a hard Brexit) and ensure that business-critical nationals from the UK (UK employees) can remain or start working in the Netherlands after 29 March 2019.

In the event of a hard Brexit, UK employees will need a work permit and residence permit to work in the Netherlands. An application procedure for a work permit and residence permit may last longer than 90 days, so it may be time to take action soon.