CLV Partners | Hungary | 17 Oct 2012
The new Labour Code has introduced changes to the collective redundancy process. The most significant amendment affects the employer's consultation obligation. According to the new rules, in case of collective redundancies the employer will consult only the works council, if one exists; no provision is made for how the employer should proceed if there is no works council.
CLV Partners | Hungary | 1 Aug 2012
The new Hungarian Labour Code, which recently came into effect, introduces certain amendments and rules to the previous code that affect the forms of flexible employment. Among other things, the new code allows employers to terminate fixed-term employment contracts without incurring significant pay-outs, establish shared positions and make agreements with school cooperatives for student......
CLV Partners | Hungary | 4 May 2012
Although the principle of free movement of workers covers most European countries, the employment of foreign citizens remains a hot topic in Hungary. Employers should ensure that they are familiar with the processes and requirements for work and residence permits and the EU blue card, as well as the circumstances in which employees are exempt from work permit requirements.
CLV Partners | Hungary | 29 Feb 2012
A major reform of Hungary's Labour Code will come into force in July 2012, affecting not only employers and employees, but also trade unions and works councils. The change will alter many aspects of the employment relationship, including termination, leave and unfair or adverse statements by employees through online media.
CLV Partners | Hungary | 19 Oct 2011
The protection of employees returning from maternity leave has always been a significant issue, where social considerations and employment law questions inevitably overlap. As in so many areas, effective legislation must balance the different interests of the parties involved. However, problematic aspects of the legal regime tend to be ignored or concealed when they should be addressed and......