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Employment & Pensions

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Employment is a rapidly developing area of regulation in CEE. Our employment specialists in the region can work in partnership with your legal and human resources teams to provide advice on all key aspects of employment law, employee pension arrangements and employee benefit schemes. This is a complex area of law with, at times contradictory, rules established by EU and national legislation. Having been at the forefront of changes to legislation in these areas in several countries in the region, CMS lawyers have a unique grasp of the issues to provide practical and commercial strategies and solutions for your business.

If your business crosses borders, you have to contend with a complex framework of employment in order to achieve the best outcome for your business. With a global network covering 39 countries, we can help you address these challenges in all the countries in which you operate. We advise clients across jurisdictions in relation to employment and executive contracts, pension schemes, employee benefit programmes, restructuring, employment disputes, employment aspects of M&A transactions, works council and trade union relations.  A 280-strong group of employment specialists worldwide can help you navigate a maze of regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you face on a daily basis.

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    Our specialists of the CMS Expat Desk provide cross-border advice to (global) companies about international employees, also known as “expats”.

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    July 2020
    CMS On your radar | Is­sue 13
    In this edi­tion of On Your Radar we look at in­ter­na­tion­al re­sponses to lift­ing lock­down and re­turn­ing to the work­place.
    21 September 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­missals
    The aim of this guide is to ex­plain ex­ist­ing sys­tems of com­pens­a­tion for fair and un­fair dis­missal in vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions in EU, LATAM and Asia
    Comparable
    14 April 2020
    EU gov­ern­ments re­spond­ing with dy­nam­ic meas­ures to sup­port em­ploy­ees and...
    Con­fron­ted with the pro­spect of eco­nom­ic col­lapse in re­sponse to both the pan­dem­ic and re­stric­tions put in place to pro­tect cit­izens (e.g. quar­ant­ines, shop clos­ures, and re­stric­tions on travel), gov­ern­ments...
    1 July 2020
    Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
    This guide fo­cuses on the most im­port­ant leg­al areas where elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures are usu­ally used: em­ploy­ment law, com­mer­cial con­tracts, real es­tate law, cor­por­ate law and bank­ing and fin­ance con­tracts. This guide ad­di­tion­ally in­cludes help­ful at-a-glance
    27 April 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to gov­ern­ment sup­port for em­ploy­ers and work­ers
    This ex­pert guide ex­plores the ways dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ments have at­temp­ted to al­le­vi­ate the stress the pan­dem­ic has im­posed on both em­ploy­ers and work­ers and en­sure busi­ness con­tinu­ity.
    02 April 2020
    Bul­gari­an Gov­ern­ment ad­opts wage sub­sidies to sup­port busi­ness dur­ing crisis
    On 30 March 2020, the Bul­gari­an gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced wage sub­sidies to help avoid lay­offs due to the coronavir­us crisis across dif­fer­ent sec­tors of the eco­nomy by ad­opt­ing a De­cree on the Con­di­tions...
    23 June 2020
    Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) and Pri­vacy
    CMS has pub­lished data pro­tec­tion guid­ance for em­ploy­ers who are re­act­iv­at­ing their work­places, and those that did not shut down their on-site op­er­a­tions.
    13 January 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to la­bour law in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on la­bour law in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    27 March 2020
    Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for spon­sors...
    The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
    20 April 2020
    CEE Green­field Guide
    This CMS guide is in­ten­ded to help po­ten­tial in­vestors un­der­stand what in­cent­ives are avail­able when in­vest­ing in the lead­ing coun­tries in CEE. Find out more.
    13 March 2020
    Coronavir­us – key con­sid­er­a­tions for em­ploy­ers in CEE
    The situ­ation with Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) is still de­vel­op­ing, but there are some key is­sues that em­ploy­ers should be aware of. Be­low we present guidelines for the CEE re­gion. 1. Can the em­ploy­er or­der...
    November 2019
    CMS On your radar | Is­sue 11
    Evol­u­tion or re­volu­tion? How should em­ploy­ment law ad­apt to re­spond to the chan­ging pace of the world of work?  The glob­al growth in the gig eco­nomy has brought a vari­ety of loc­al chal­lenges. Laws which have de­term­ined who is an em­ploy­ee, draf­ted in pre-d