From July 15 onwards the fines for illegal employment have been increased by the Dutch authorities. Last year the Council of State ruled that the fines of € 12.000 (€ 6.000 for private individuals) was excessive, and set the fines at € 8.000. With this change the Ministry of Social and Labour Affairs yet increases the fines for almost all situations to € 12.000 again. Also, the possibility for imposing a warning has been added. In some situations the Ministry can now impose a warning, instead of a (mitigated) fine. For more information, please contact Pieter Krop.