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Amendments affecting employees in Hungary

Flag on January 9th, 2016

Protection for pregnant women According to the original wording of the Hungary Labour Code, pregnant women and women undergoing fertility treatment are protected against dismissal under labour law if their status is disclosed to their employer before notice of dismissal is received.     However, in 2014 the Constitutional Court in its decision no. 17/2014 (V.30.) […]

The new Hungarian labour code

Flag on January 2nd, 2012

A new labour code (the “New Code”) is due to come into force on July 1, 2012.  The New Code makes changes in a number of areas including protection from dismissal and working hours and allowances. The main provisions of the New Code are described below. Protection against dismissal The New Code significantly reduces the […]

New Labour Code Submitted to Parliament

Flag on January 11th, 2011

A comprehensive revision of the Labour Code was submitted to Parliament on October 26, 2011. (“Draft Bill”).  If adopted in its current form, the Draft Bill will overhaul material provisions of the existing statutory regime.  Effective date of the new Labour Code is expected to be July 1, 2012, which leaves little time for employees […]