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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.

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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
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
19 June 2020
Ro­mani­an busi­nesses in­creas­ingly turn to in­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions
When es­tab­lish­ing the gen­er­al leg­al frame­work for a com­pany's in­vest­ig­a­tion pro­ced­ures, man­agers must con­sider the fol­low­ing gen­er­al prin­ciples: data pri­vacy, con­fid­en­ti­al­ity, anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion and...
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.
21 May 2020
Re­turn­ing to work dur­ing the state of alert - what em­ploy­ers need to know
The past week has been marked by a flurry of reg­u­la­tions on when and how em­ploy­ees may re­turn to work after the lapse of the state of emer­gency on 14 March 2020. In such fast-chan­ging leg­al en­vir­on­ment,...
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.
15 May 2020
Ro­mania di­als down re­stric­tions and in­sti­tutes new "state of alert"
On 14 May 2020, the Na­tion­al Com­mit­tee for Emer­gency Situ­ation is­sued De­cision no. 24 ap­prov­ing the state of alert on na­tion­al level, as well as spe­cif­ic meas­ures for con­trolling and pre­vent­ing the spread...
23 May 2019
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE - as GDPR cel­eb­rates it's first birth­day CMS takes a look at what ef­fect it has had on coun­tries in CEE. Find out more.
14 May 2020
Po­ten­tial crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity for em­ploy­ers who il­leg­ally claimed tech­nic­al...
The Ro­mani­an au­thor­it­ies re­cently an­nounced con­trols and severe sanc­tions for em­ploy­ers which may have il­leg­ally claimed (and ob­tained) tech­nic­al un­em­ploy­ment sup­port offered by the gov­ern­ment in the...
08 May 2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
12 May 2020
Ro­mani­an au­thor­it­ies an­nounce con­trols on em­ploy­ers who be­ne­fit from tech­nic­al...
With the end of Ro­mani­a's state of emer­gency sched­uled for 14 May 2020, the Min­istry of La­bour and So­cial Pro­tec­tion has an­nounced that in­spec­tions and con­trols will be car­ried out on em­ploy­ers whose...