Ethical reporting channels to be set up by organizations

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.

Training grant will also be available for job keeping

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.

New provisions on maternity leave

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.