Amendment to employment-related acts

The Hungarian Parliament has recently decided on the amendment of several acts regulating certain employment related matters such as the Act on Occupational Safety, for the purpose of ensuring better compliance with the EU laws. According to the new provisions, the physician working at the company providing occupational health services to the employer, might be involved in the investigation of an accident at work, and in case of a major accident, his participation would be obligatory. In addition, an election shall be organized to appoint an occupational safety representative of the employees, if at least 20 employees are employed at the company.

The Act on Labour Inspections has also been amended, as a result of which the Hungarian labour authority will have the power to supervise the terms and conditions of employment of employees who are employed by foreign employers and posted to work in Hungary on the basis of cross border provision of services. The amendment also contains regulations to facilitate the co-operation between labour authorities in the EU being responsible for the labour inspections.

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