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RECENT CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION

January 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Bellák & Partners Law Office .

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RECENT CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATIONIN HUNGARYby Prague / Bratislava / Budapest www.prkpartners.com Legislative changes concerning the Hungarian Labour Code and the rules pertaining to the protection of workers’ safety and health Effective as of January 1, 2009 significant legislative measures were adopted by the Hungarian Parliament concerning several labour-related issues. Specifically, the new Act, bearing the number LXI. of 2008, amended various provisions of Act XXII. of 1992 on the Hungarian Labour Code and the rules pertaining to the protection of workers’ safety and health governed by Act No. XCIII of 1993. The amendments serve two main purposes. By refining the implementation of the relevant EC Directives the amendments seek to introduce more flexible and market friendly provisions regarding annual leave, work on national holidays and also enhances the provisions relating to workers’ safety.

ATTORNEYS AND PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

May 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Bellák & Partners Law Office .

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On February 6, 2008, the Municipal Court of Second Instance (in Hungarian: Fővárosi Ítélőtábla) ruled that the basic principles of public procurement are not applicable to attorneys. The decision, which is a resounding victory for attorney interest groups in their long-raging battle with advocates of the free market, effectively means that, unlike any other providers in the market, attorneys may be granted public funds without first having to participate in anything akin to a meaningful competition.

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