Unilateral changes to opening hours are prohibited from 1 January 2022

On July 14, 2021, a legislative amendment to the shopping hours law was passed by the Senate that gives franchisees (and retailers) more control over their opening hours. In short, this law means that franchisors (and landlords) are not allowed to change the opening hours of franchisees (and tenants) without explicit consent. For more information, see the article by Mr. AW Dolphijn of December 28, 2018:

On October 20, 2021, it was announced that the law will enter into force on January 1, 2022.

mr. R.C.W.L. Albers
Ludwig & Van Dam lawyers, franchise legal advice.
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