The New Hungarian Labour Code Enters into Force

By Boglárka Kricskovics-Béli of CLV Partners (the Hungary member of Ius Laboris) The new Hungarian Labour Code promises a fundamental overhaul of that country's labour law. Intended to improve competitiveness and increase employment in the face of the current economic...

Extensive Changes to Italian Labour Law to Take Effect on July 18

By Valeria Morosini of Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci (the Italy member of Ius Laboris) A bill that will significantly reform the Italian labour market was approved last week and published into the official journal on July 3. The...

Pre-Retirement Protection in Case of Fixed-Term Contract

The pre-retirement protection applies in case of a fixed-term contract only if the contract is supposed to expire after the employee reaches the retirement age. If not, there are no obstacles to serve a notice of termination (Supreme Court judgment...

Fixed-Term Contract Under "Anti-Crisis" Law

According to Article 13 of the so-called "anti-crisis law" Act of 1 July 2009, employment on the basis of a fixed-term contract may not exceed 24 months. The act came into force on 22 August 2009, so employment on the...

The System of "Replacing Entrepreneurs"

With the Act of 28 April 2010 on diverse provisions, a so-called "system of replacing entrepreneurs" was elaborated, which entered into force on 1 July 2010. Self-employed persons (i.e., individuals or directors of a legal entity) who temporarily cannot exercise...

Fixed-Term Employment Agreements

Concluding a fixed-term employment agreement for a period unsubstantiated by a business reason may constitute a breach of the law. This is the case for instance when a fixed-term contract is made for a very long period of time, the...