Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Hungary as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Hungary: Average gross earnings – August 2019

Average gross monthly earnings across the economy as a whole increased over the year to August 2019 by 11 …

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Hungary: Average gross earnings – July 2019

Over the year to July 2019, average gross monthly earnings across the economy as a whole increased by 10 …

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Hungary: Average gross earnings amounted to HUF 356,900 in January-April 2019

Over the year to April 2019, the average gross earnings increased by 9 …

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Hungary: New data protection fines

The National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is imposing fairly minor fines for violations of personal data protection legislation …

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Hungary: Average gross earnings amounted to HUF 356,900

Over the year to April 2019, average gross monthly earnings increased by 9 …

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Hungary: GDPR ‘Omnibus Act’

Employers are striving to ensure compliance with the new data protection obligations imposed by the GDPR Omnibus Act …

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Hungary: Dunaferr raises wages by 13% on average

A wage agreement has been signed between Iron and steel group Dunaferr and trade union representatives …

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Hungary: Government offers lifetime tax exemption for mothers of 4 children

The right-wing government is planning to bolster family growth in an attempt to deal with the longer-term labour problem and remove any reliance on immigration …

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Hungary: Strike ends as Audi management, union reach wage deal

Audi’s 13,000 workers in Gyor, Hungary have secured an 18% wage deal and have called off a proposed week-long strike …

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Hungary: Thousands of protesters rally against ‘slave law’

The Overtime Act came into effect as of the 1st of January 2019, despite thousands of people protesting against what many call the “slave law” …

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Hungary: No agreement on minimum wage concluded between employers and trade unions yet

Employers and trade unions have been unable to conclude an agreement about the level of national minimum wage next year, even though employers raised their offer from 5% to 8% …

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Hungary: A new law to incorporate the GDPR adopted

The Hungarian parliament has just adopted a new law to incorporate the GDPR and extend its provisions …

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Hungary: Parliament passes hardline anti-migrant laws

Although aimed at NGOs seeking to assist refugees, the package of laws just passed by the Hungarian Parliament could also put at risk HR professionals who try to assist immigrants to secure a work permit or support them in any other way, unless the refugee’s life is in danger …

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Hungary: Civil organizations brace for government crackdown on NGOs

The policies of the new government is leading to a progressive clamp down on NGOs …

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Hungary: Tesco agrees average 10% wage hike

The UK supermarket chain Tesco has reached an agreement with unions providing pay increase of up to 10% with effect from January 2018 …

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