The Secretary of State of Social Affairs imposed a penalty of € 2,7 million to a chain of employers for breach of the Act on Employment of Foreigners. Sander Groen represented two employers in this chain, including the company employing 69 foreigners for which the penalty was imposed. The foreigners were holder of a valid German work and residence permit. The Secretary of State of Social Affairs was of the opinion that a work permit was required for the work on the Bridge on the IJssel in The Netherlands The High Administrative Court followed the arguments of Sander Groen and ruled that no work permits were required and that the Secretary of State of Social Affairs did not have the competention to impose penalties.
Click here for the High Administrative Court ruling (Dutch).
And here for the press release of the High Administrative Court about the case (Dutch).