Labor Law

Exemption form work in Hungary

Labor law in Hungary is quite strict about how much time employees must be allowed to rest. They have at least 20 days of paid leave each year, and the law also defines reasons for exemption from work, when the employee still gets paid.

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Salaries and payroll taxes in 2024, Hungary

This year, the minimum wage was increased by 15%, while the guaranteed minimum salary by 10%. No changes were made to payroll taxes in 2024, but there have been some changes to the SZÉP Card.

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What is the pink social security booklet and what does it contain?

If you are working in employment in Hungary, you have a social security booklet to your name that contains information about your insurance status. If you are working your first job, you have probably never seen it, and you will not see it until your last day at your current employer.

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New residency option for guest workers in Hungary

Starting from 1 November 2023, a new residency option will become available to third country nationals coming to work in Hungary. The new “guest worker residency” promises a simplified procedure in exchange for some the curtailment of some rights, but only people working for specific employers and in specific projects will be eligible.

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Job description in Hungary

Every employee at your Hungarian company must have a job description. This is a separate document that details their actual tasks, which you must give your employees within 15 days after they start.

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What does career cushioning mean for your Hungarian employees?

Another recent buzzword in HR is “career cushioning”, which, from the perspective of the employer, is mostly about how employees stay on the lookout for new opportunities at different organizations. However, it also has various side effects that actually benefit your business.

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What is quiet firing? Is it a good idea for your business?

Unlike quiet quitting, quiet firing can actively hurt your business many ways. It is a mismanagement of your work force, since it affects not only the employee that is a target of this practice, but also the entire business. Read on to learn how it works and how you can build a better organization.

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What is quiet quitting and how does it affect your employees in Hungary?

Quiet quitting is a new term that started circulating over the last year or so. It refers to employees doing the bare minimum at their job, as if they were already considering quitting – a behavior that gives rise to frustration among employers. What can you do against it? Get a better idea below.

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Non-compete agreement in the Hungarian labor contract

Employees often have very specific, special skills which an employer might not want to see in the service of the competition. In such cases, a non-compete agreement can be drawn up. Read on to learn how that works.

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Severance pay in Hungary

Severance pay refers to a payment an employee shall receive upon termination of their employment. In Hungary, it applies after at least 3 years of employment, while a few other conditions must be met too.

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