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Romania: “Post Covid-19” governmental support for the labour market

12 June 2020 – New measures to strengthen the labour market adopted by the Romanian government via Emergency Ordinance no. 92/2020 establishing active support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused...

Czech Republic: A First Aid Package for your business – What immediate measures to take?

9 April 2020 – Many companies are in a state of near-paralysis as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic. At such a time, it is important to stop and think about what can be done to mitigate and avert further business disruptions.

Slovakia: Summary of government measures adopted in response to COVID-19

7 April 2020 – COVID-19 outbreak has far-reaching impacts on the all aspects on our lives and businesses. During the first week of April 2020, Slovak government and parliament worked hard to adopt a first set of measures to help citizens and businesses...

Romania: New rules for employers on technical unemployment

6 April 2020 – The Romanian government is taking active measures to reduce the implementation of redundancies and support employers by bearing employee-related costs during the state of emergency declared via presidential decree on 16 March 2020.

Czech Republic: Employment support program ANTIVIRUS

3 April 2020 – On 1 April 2020, the Government of the Czech Republic approved, via Resolution No. 353, a targeted employment support program called “Antivirus”. The aim of the Antivirus Program is to help businesses protect jobs by providing employers...

Hungary: Summary of measures issued by the Hungarian Government in connection with the state of emergency

20 March 2020 – In view of the ”state of danger” (in Hungarian: “veszélyhelyzet”) declared by Government Decree No. 40/2020. (III. 11.) adopted by the Hungarian Government and the ”special legal order” introduced as a result of the European...

Turkey: Overview of certain legal aspects of COVID-19

19 March 2020 – Our note below provides guidance on some of the key questions you may have regarding the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on your business in Turkey.

Romania: Days off for parents caring for children due to school closures

18 March 2020 – Law no. 19/2020 on granting days off to parents for monitoring their children in case of the temporary closure of schools (“Law no. 19/2020”) provides that one of the parents is entitled to days off from work in the event that schools...

Romania adds fourth pillar in the legal framework for pensions

March 2020 – Until February 2020, the Romanian legal framework regarding pensions followed the three-pillar model generally promoted by the World Bank.

Staff leasing regulated for the first time in Serbia

December 2019 – After more than 15 years since staff leasing was introduced in practice in Serbia, the Serbian parliament finally adopted the first law regulating this type of hiring – the Staff Leasing Law (the “Law”).