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Schoenherr's labour & employment experts provide legal advice across CEE in all kinds of employment law matters, from the beginning through to the end of employment relationships.

"Schoenherr has built a strong reputation for employment law over recent years, and has very good business acumen."
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Our labour & employment team covers 12 jurisdictions in CEE and advises on all aspects of employment law from the beginning through to the end of the employment relationship, for both contentious and non-contentious matters.

It focuses on employment issues arising in the course of mergers and acquisitions, transfer of undertakings, workforce and management restructuring, domestic and cross-border transfer of employees, cross-border postings of employees, restructuring of businesses, downsizing and closure of production lines, employment tribunal litigation, workforce restructuring and related negotiations with employees, their representatives and trade unions, as well as general non-contentious employment advice.

our services

  • restructuring and reorganisation planning
  • transfer of undertakings
  • cross border posting of employees
  • contentious employment litigation
  • compensation structures (executive and non-executive)
  • management and employment contracts
  • pension plans
  • share ownership plans (including stock options)
  • tailor-made in-house client seminars
  • immigration
  • general non-contentious employment advice
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The contractor's liability for the wage claims of its subcontractors in the construction industry

On 1 January 2024, an amendment to the Labour Code came into force that introduces final liability of the construction contractor for wage claims filed by third parties against its subcontractors. This includes wage claims from any employment agencies, up to the amount of the statutory minimum wage for each employee engaged in activities for the subcontractor.


Employee protection in M&A transactions: TUPE

Global corporations and mid-sized companies often engage in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as part of their globalisation strategies. The regulations under Council Directive 2001/23/EC, also known as the "ARD" or "TUPE" directive, can impact these strategies. TUPE regulations are designed to protect the rights of employees when the business they work for is transferred from one employer to another. The regulations apply to a wide range of business transfers, including sale of enterprise or even outsourcing arrangements. If you are planning an acquisition or to divest or downsize your international operations, careful consideration of these aspects is a must. Below is a brief overview of key TUPE aspects for selected Schoenherr jurisdictions.


10 January 2024


D.Gera D.Halmosi

Navigating changes: key changes in labour and immigration law in 2023 in Hungary

2023 has brought about a series of changes that impact both employers and individuals seeking opportunities in the country. This round-up piece will explore the key developments that have shaped Hungarian employment and immigration law over the past year.




LEXOLOGY Getting the Deal Through: Employment: International

Read through the Austrian answers to the labour & employment specific questions.

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Meet our team of labour & employment lawyers across our offices in Central and Eastern Europe.

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