Joyce Snijder


Joyce specialises in employment law and is an expert in flexible employment. Her work includes advising on engaging flexible workers and freelancers, employment terms and conditions, laws governing dismissal, insourcing and outsourcing, employee privacy, employee participation (Works Councils Act) and collective bargaining agreements. If necessary, Joyce also negotiates and litigates on behalf of her clients.

Joyce represents a broad range of companies and non-profit organisations, including leading employment agencies, healthcare institutions and construction companies. She prefers to get involved at an early stage, so she can act as a trusted adviser and work together with the client to define a vision and strategy, always mindful of stakeholders' interests. Joyce makes every possible effort to achieve the client's result desired.


As an expert in employment law, Joyce focuses on complex employment law issues and the deployment of flexible workers and freelancers.

CASES: A selection from Joyce's practice

  • Joyce advised in several acquisitions on the applicable collective bargaining agreement and the consequences thereof regarding an acquisition.
  • Joyce gave a leading Dutch company advice on cross-border borrowing of workers and drew up the temporary employment agreement.
  • Joyce advised a key player in the field of flexible work on various complex employment and pension law issues regarding their permanent staff and borrowed temporary employees.
  • Joyce made agreements for the hiring and lending of temporary and payroll employees and self-employed persons, with attention paid to chain liabilities.
  • Joyce advised several clients regarding the applicability of the ABU/NBBU collective bargaining agreement. She also drew up temporary employment contracts and general terms and conditions for a temporary employment agency.
  • Joyce assisted clients who were held liable by the collective pension fund in the temporary employment industry for remittance of pension contributions to StiPP (the pension fund for temporary workers). She also advised them on the possibility of requesting exemption.
  • In addition, Joyce advised several clients on the applicability of the Dutch Placement of Personnel by Intermediaries Act (Waadi) and the prohibitions and obligations resulting from this Act. This includes the so-called restriction ban and an obligation to pay a user company remuneration (equal to permanent staff).

Work experience

Joyce was attorney-at-law at Wijn & Stael advocaten from 2008 until 2022. She joined Legaltree as a partner on 1 January 2023.

Memberships & ancillary positions

  • Member legislative committee Employment law – The Netherlands Bar (NOvA), 2019-2022
Joyce can also be engaged as:
  • An interim in-house professional: for temporary support, for example during a reorganisation, merger or acquisition, or in the absence of a legal counsel.
  • Trainer: for customised corporate training courses.


  • Training course Intervision leader, 2022
  • Postgraduate course Employment law, 2015
  • University of Groningen – Dutch Law, 2007


"Joyce Snijder stands out as the person to go for everything about contingent workforce, diversity and inclusion, and negotiating with both suppliers and clients".
Legal500 2022 Employment 'Risingstar'
"Joyce Snijder's extensive knowledge, together with her ease of doing business and fine communication skills, make her indispensable for our business".
"Joyce Snijder really stands out on her knowledge on Labour law in the flex-market (contingent workforce)".
Legal500 2020 Employment 'Risingstar'

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