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Employment & Pensions

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 34 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.

The Employment Team in Hungary is made up of full-time employment and labour law specialists, dealing with the entire scope of HR matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

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Expat Desk
CMS Budapest’s Expat Desk combines the expertise of employment law and tax colleagues of CMS Budapest, one of the largest legal and tax practice
Highlights of experience in Employment & Pensions in Hungary
Nissan on employment issues as part of the pan-European restructuring process spanning 12 countries including Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Slovakia in CEE. We advised Nissan on employee...


Hungary issues country lists for employment of third-country nationals
Hungary’s government recently issued Government Decree No. 179/2024 (VII. 8.) defining the list of countries of third-country nationals who may be employed in Hungary with the National Card, and also...
Employment of foreigners in Hungary: a summary
In Hungary, the employment of third-country national citizens is generally subject to conditions. Normally, a residence permit for employment purposes or other special types of residence permits are...
HR Roundtable Technology in labour law
 CMS is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to a thought-pro­vok­ing, interactive HR Roundtable, where our experts will look at the impact of technology and digitalisation on the workplace and HR relations. Artificial intelligence continues to gain ground in employment, employee selection and day-to-day HR processes, and digitalisation is bringing paperless HR operations, which challenges HR professionals. Our experts will guide you through the technological developments, digitalisation and AI in the workplace. The discussion will cover the following topics:Use of e-signatures in employment re­la­tion­shipsIn­tro­duc­tion and benefits of e-signature policyElectronic storage of HR doc­u­ment­a­tion­No­ti­fic­a­tion of cancellations by electronic meansArtificial intelligence in employment relationships in the light of the recently adopted EU AI Act. Participation is free, but registration is required and can be done by clicking on the button below. Space is limited, so registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Vital Signs Spring 2024
As we push on into 2024 and towards summer, both the weather and some legal areas are hotting up. This edition of Vital Signs looks in detail at recent developments in four diverse legal areas. First...
Remote Working Legislation, Laws & Regulations in Hungary
1. Is there any legislation relating to working from home in your country? Hungary's Act No. 2012/I on the Labour Code (the “Labour Code”) regulates teleworking, which must be agreed on mutually by...
EU Directive on equal pay for equal work adopted with member state compliance...
In March 2023, the Directive (EU) 2023/970 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 May 2023 to strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value...
Hungary adopts new regulations on occupational Safety and Health fines...
The Hungarian parliament recently adopted amendments to certain government regulations on occupational matters, and new government regulations on the detailed rules for the amount and imposition of occupational...
Hungary makes changes to labour law, occupational health and safety at...
Hungary has initiated a series of legislative amendments to laws governing labour, occupation health and safety at work, some of which already entered into force on 1 January 2024. Specifically, Hungarian...
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
Labour law in Hungary
1. Hiring employees >> Go to the top 2. Remuneration >> Go to the top 3. Working time >> Go to the top 4. Paid annual leave (holiday) >> Go to the top 5. Sick pay >> Go to the top 6. Termination of...
Hungary holds public consultation for draft law on electronic iden­ti­fic­a­tion...
On 10 November 2023, the Prime Minister's Cabinet Office submitted for public consultation the draft “Law on the Digital State and Certain Rules for the Provision of Digital Services” (“Digital...
Summary on the employment of guest workers in Hungary
On 1 November 2023, Act L of 2023 on the Employment of Guest Workers in Hungary will enter into force, introducing a new type of residence permit (i.e. the guest worker residence permit). The government...