Recent news

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

Hungary: Real wages up 7.5% in January

Average gross monthly earnings rose in the business sector by 9 …

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Hungary: Hungarian union reaches two-year Audi wage deal

A two-year collective agreement has been agreed between Audi Hungary and the AHFSZ union covering their 11,000 employees in the western city of Gyor …

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Hungary: Real wages up 7.4% in 2016

Average gross monthly wages and salaries in Hungary were HUF 277,300 (US$ 947 …

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Hungary: Net earnings rise by 7%

Average gross monthly earnings in October 2016 were HUF 262,200 (US$ ), 5 …

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Hungary: 21% pay rise in two-year deal

The Mercedes car division of Daimler AG has agreed with unions at its plant in Hungary to raise salaries by 10% in April 2017 and a further 10% in April 2018 …

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Hungary: Labour market intervention

The Hungarian government is currently spending only 1 …

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Hungary: Protecting employee photographs

It is all too easy sometimes to forget that a person’s photograph is as much personal data for data protection purposes as any written record about their performance ,health or even background details …

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Hungary: Protection of voice data

Companies that have operations in Hungary should review their use of customer and employee voice recordings in the light of recent guidance from the country’s Data Protection Authority (NAIH) …

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Hungary: Unpopular Sunday trading restrictions could be removed

According to opinion polls, a Sunday trading ban introduced in Hungary in March 2015 remains highly unpopular …

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Hungary: Average wages increase

According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, gross wages averaged 259,500 forint (894 US dollars) in the private sector between January and September 2015 …

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Hungary: Average earnings increase

According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, full-time employees in Hungary earned, on average, 243,200 forint (867 …

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Hungary: Quota system for non-EEA workers

Hungary has published draft legislation to introduce a quota system for non-EEA workers …

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Hungary: More rights for working parents

Employers in Hungary should be aware that they must now accommodate requests from employees who ask to move to part-time work if they are raising at least three children under the age of five …

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Hungary: Law banning Sunday working in retail sector

A law prohibiting Sunday working in the retail sector in Hungary will come into force on March 15th 2015 …

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Hungary: Measuring up to environmental objectives

Central to the European Union’s 2020 strategy is a move towards a more resource-efficient, low-carbon economy …

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