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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.


Em­ploy­ment ter­min­a­tion law and le­gis­la­tion in Ro­mania
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal There are two al­tern­at­ive sets of reas­ons for dis­miss­ing em­ploy­ees:lower-romanEm­ploy­ee-re­lated reas­ons: (1) in case of dis­cip­lin­ary mis­con­duct (in...
Gender pay: What’s needed to make equal­ity a real­ity?
A CMS We­bin­ar on Tues­day 21 Septem­ber will ex­plore what so­ci­ety and busi­nesses need to do to close the on­go­ing dis­par­ity in men and wo­men’s pay. Did you know that 18 Septem­ber 2021 is UN Equal Pay Day?...
Im­port­ant con­sulta­tion on clas­si­fic­a­tion, la­belling and pack­aging of sub­stances...
Over­view Un­til 15 Novem­ber 2021 the European Com­mis­sion (“Com­mis­sion”) is con­sult­ing on pro­posed re­vi­sions to Reg­u­la­tion (EC) 1272/2008 on the clas­si­fic­a­tion, la­belling and pack­aging of sub­stances...
Ro­mania is­sues em­ploy­ment law up­dates
Throughout Ju­ly 2021, Ro­mania ini­ti­ated im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in the em­ploy­ment field, mainly con­cern­ing the con­tent of cer­tain doc­u­ments rel­ev­ant for the sec­tor, such as the stand­ard mod­el of the in­di­vidu­al...
Fu­ture of Work
This guide helps you find an­swers to es­sen­tial ques­tions about mo­bile work­ing.
COV­ID-19 travel re­stric­tions for non-EU cit­izens in Ro­mania
1. Re­quire­ments for entry from non-EU coun­tries and proof of vac­cin­a­tion Entry in Ro­mania de­pends on the na­tion­al clas­si­fic­a­tion for risk areas, which is as fol­lows:“GREEN area” coun­tries (where...
How can busi­nesses pro­tect their trade secrets in a hy­brid work­ing world?
As the num­ber of people vac­cin­ated against COV­ID-19 stead­ily in­creases, many em­ploy­ers are start­ing to turn their minds to a re­turn to the work­place. However, it’s un­likely that we will be re­turn­ing...
Clev­er moves - In­ter­na­tion­al em­ploy­ment and tax ex­perts help­ing or­gan­iz­a­tions...
Re­lo­cat­ing tal­ent safely, smartly, and seam­lessly
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
Ro­mania ex­pec­ted to pass laws reg­u­lat­ing re­mote work
With the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic mak­ing work-from-home the new “nor­mal” with­in most com­pan­ies, the Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment is ex­pec­ted to ad­opt two draft la­bour-sec­tor or­din­ance and amend le­gis­la­tion, which...
Ro­mania re­in­forces short-time work dur­ing pan­dem­ic
Ro­mania has ap­proved the Kur­z­arbeit Law (No. 58/2021), which re­in­forces the terms and con­di­tions of the ex­ist­ing short-time work scheme (known as “Kur­z­arbeit” in Ger­many) to help com­pan­ies cope with...
New com­pet­i­tion tools for di­git­al mar­kets – Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law vs....
After the new Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to ef­fect in Janu­ary 2021, ma­jor di­git­al plat­forms are now af­fected by art­icle 19a of the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion Act. Un­der art­icle 19a, the Ger­man com­pet­i­tion...