Ally Law, a global legal network that includes nearly 3,000 lawyers worldwide, congratulates its member firms and lawyers ranked in the 2020 Chambers and Partners Europe Guide.
According to the British government, appropriate job offers, appropriate qualifications and the knowledge of English will be mandatory for foreigners to be able to work in the UK as of 2021. The new system aims to eliminate the employment of low-skilled foreign workers in the UK.
The European Parliament and Council adopted a directive on 23 October 2019 on the protection of whistleblowers among organizations. This legislation is meant to grant a higher level of protection while unifying the fragmented national legislation. The implementation of this directive is required by December 2021.
In response to the new trends in the labour market, the rules on training grant financed from the Hungarian National Employment Fund are changing in 2020. Favorable amendments will make the process of applying for and using this grant more flexible and as a new option, grant may also be applied for job keeping purposes.
The provisions of the Hungarian Labour Code on the employees’ leave entitlement will be modified as of 1 January 2020. The new provisions are aimed at extending the employees’ entitlement to take leave for the purpose of providing care for their child.
Under a non-compete agreement, the employer may restrict the ex-employee’s business activity for a period of maximum 2 years following the termination of employment and in exchange, the employer shall pay adequate compensation to the employee – the amount of which may not be less than 1/3 of the base wage due for the same period.