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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 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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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 in­tro­duces new Whis­tleblower Pro­tec­tion Act
On 25 May 2023, Hun­gary ad­op­ted Act XXV of 2023 on com­plaints, dis­clos­ures in pub­lic in­terest, and re­lated rules on re­port­ing ab­uses, which is com­monly known as the Whis­tleblower Pro­tec­tion Act and trans­poses...
North Sea Strikes and Force Ma­jeure
The latest in a series of strikes by oil & gas work­ers in the North Sea con­tin­ues to test the op­er­a­tion and ef­fic­acy of force ma­jeure (“FM”) pro­vi­sions in oil and gas in­dustry con­tracts.There is no...
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...
Hun­gary launches new re­gistry and re­gis­tra­tion pro­ced­ures for com­pan­ies...
A new bill has been re­cently pro­posed to the Hun­gari­an par­lia­ment, which aims to amend vari­ous acts that, among oth­ers, in­clude a pro­pos­al to post­pone the entry in­to force of Act XCII of 2021 on the Re­gistry...
Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Hun­gary
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? There is no uni­ver­sal law that would pre­scribe man­dat­ory es­tab­lish­ment of whis­tleblow­ing sys­tems. However, there are sev­er­al acts in Hun­gary that...
Hun­gary of­fers more flex­ible ap­proach on copy­ing em­ploy­ee doc­u­ments
Hun­gary’s Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (NAIH) re­cently is­sued a po­s­i­tion pa­per (only in Hun­gari­an) on the copy­ing of doc­u­ments cer­ti­fy­ing that the qual­i­fic­a­tions of em­ploy­ees com­ply with the ISO 9001:2015...
Get­ting Brexit Done? The UK Re­tained EU Law and what it means for UK com­pan­ies
If the Re­tained EU Law (Re­voc­a­tion and Re­form) Bill is passed in its cur­rent form, nearly 50 years of EU-de­rived rules and reg­u­la­tions that had be­come part of the fab­ric of UK law across a wide range...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to ESG Com­pens­a­tion
In­cor­por­at­ing ESG KPIs in­to dir­ect­ors’ re­mu­ner­a­tionThe ur­gent need to place sus­tain­ab­il­ity at the heart of com­pany strategy is in­ex­tric­ably linked to in­cent­ives provided to its dir­ect­ors and em­ploy­ees. This...
Lis­ted com­pan­ies will have to get bal­anced board of dir­ect­ors
Ten years after the first present­a­tion of the pro­pos­al, the European Dir­ect­ive known as “Wo­men on boards Dir­ect­ive” aim­ing at im­pos­ing a bet­ter bal­ance between wo­men and men among man­age­ment po­s­i­tions...
UK reg­u­lat­or joins the glob­al en­force­ment trend and warns em­ploy­ers to...
The over­lap between em­ploy­ees’ rights and com­pet­i­tion law has long been pre­dicted by com­pet­i­tion spe­cial­ists. Car­tel en­force­ment in la­bour mar­ket agree­ments be­came a fledgling activ­ity of com­pet­i­tion...
Case law on Trade Secrets in Hun­gary
1. Re­quire­ment to un­der­take reas­on­able steps to keep the in­form­a­tion secret - art. 2(1)(c) PJD2022. 20. (Pf. 20.380/2021/8.) The court held that the em­ploy­er un­der­took reas­on­able steps to keep the...
Hun­gary im­mig­ra­tion and travel re­quire­ments for refugees from Ukraine
The in­form­a­tion is cur­rently ac­cur­ate as at 7 March. | Наразі інформація точна станом на 7 березня. 1. Do I need a visa to enter this jur­is­dic­tion? | Чи потрібна...