Employment Law

We advise local and international clients on optimizing their business within all legal aspects of HR, labour & employment.

 

Hungary continues to attract foreign investment and establishment, particularly due to its well-trained and competitive labour force. Overall, employment rules are quite flexible in Hungary in terms of enabling employers to plan their corporate and financial restructuring moves or expansion in Hungary. We have extensive experience in all fields of employment law.

 

Thanks to our dedication to this practice area, our employment team is recognized and top-ranked in all independent legal directories, as well as praised by peers and trusted by clients.

 

Comprehensive expertise on work-force matters

 

Our team delivers focused and user-friendly legal advice based on up-to-date labour law expertise. We recognise the importance and sensitivity of labour force management and understand the complex issues both in local and cross-border employment matters. Our dedicated lawyers deliver feasible and smart business solutions that are mapped out for your business. 

 

Our employment law services include:

 

  • advising employers in connection with M&A transactions and corporate restructuring, including the legal succession of employment;
  • representing clients in employment litigation and general labour disputes
  • ensuring that employers hire & fire employees in line with anti-discrimination laws;
  • preparing executive and general labour agreements;
  • drafting and revising collective bargaining agreements, organizational and operational rules and other rules governing labour relations (such as codes of ethics);
  • assisting with the preparation and implementation of employee share option schemes or other employee incentive programs;
  • issuing legal opinions on other labour issues (such as sick-leave, wages, working hours, confidentiality obligations and non-competition);
  • preparing the termination of employment agreements and representing clients in legal disputes arising from the employment relationship;
  • representing employers in connection with labour force reduction programs (mass redundancy measures);
  • advising employers on regulatory issues, including compliance with the GDPR (eg controlling data at all stages of employment, running electronic monitoring systems, checking the e-mail and internet usage of employees, advising on fraud-detection systems, etc.).

News, developments

Check out our Szecskay Legal News series here:

In line with the recent GDPR amendment to the Labour code, Zoltan Kovacs explains what rules apply to the use of data on electronic devices provided by the employer?

 

Szecskay Legal News 2019, 1st episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pimMmOxuWoU&t