Every employer must make sure their employees work in a safe environment. Law governs safety measures that must be applied at every work place, and that includes providing employees the knowledge for reducing risks. This is usually realized over work safety trainings to employees.
When you operate a business in Hungary, it is your responsibility to ensure that employees remain fit for performing their tasks. Arranging for yearly health checkups for your employees is an essential part of this.
When you are bringing talent to your Hungarian company from your home country, you should be aware of the most important aspects of employment as defined by the local labor law. Take a look at our quick summary of the most basic employee rights in Hungary!
In July, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced that the limit on the number of foreign workers in foreign-owned Hungarian businesses would be raised from 10% to 20%. However, many enterprises under foreign ownership already employ more third-country nationals than that. How is that possible? Are these enterprises breaking the law?
Hungary has been facing labor shortage because of demographic reasons. As a result, the government has taken steps to make it easier for foreigners to work in the country. These measures proved very successful, more than tripling the number of work permit applications over the last three years before the pandemic.
It is a common misconception that if you are a third-country national staying in Hungary with a residence permit based on employment (a work permit), you MUST switch to family unification when you are getting married. Actually, the issue is more complex, and depends on the nationality of your spouse.
Many who come to Hungary with a family unification visa hope to switch to a work permit as soon as they arrive. However, you cannot simply switch from one type of residence permit to another. Let us explain why, and what are the things you actually can do if you want to find employment in Hungary and start working.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all territories of life over this extraordinary year of 2020. In March, most of the world went into lockdown, and for a short time even administrative processes were restricted in Hungary. While the pandemic is not yet over, administrative operations have resumed over the summer.
With so many borders being closed and so many people in self isolation or quarantine, you might be wondering whether work permit application is still possible in Hungary. The answer is YES! Read on for the details.
There are several reasons why you may consider employing foreigners at your Hungarian company. In many foreign-owned companies it is essential to have some key positions filled by employees from their country of origin. You may need their knowledge, expertise, their language skills or in some cases there is simply no Hungarian candidate that would qualify for the position. If any of these situations are familiar to you, you should know what to pay attention to before making an offer to a foreigner. Who needs a work permit? EEA citizens will not need a work permit. However, they will need a Hungarian tax number and social security number as well as a registration card (at the latest, 90 days after their arrival to Hungary). The case is a bit more…