The work permit issued to third country nationals in Hungary is always tied to a specific job. Because of this, there should be an agreement between the employer and the employee before the work permit application is submitted. The agreement is preferably a labor contract (although it can also be a preliminary agreement as well).
The Labor Code in Hungary (and in the EU) aims at protecting the rights of both the employer and the employee. It also includes how and when an employment relationship can be terminated – while immigration law governs what happens to the work permit when that happens.
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!