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Management of Occupational Safety and Data Protection Risks Arising During Work from Home - Part 2
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, October 2020

Part 2 of this series is about data protection. In case of questions, please contact Zoltán Balázs Kovács. How do you secure data in the home office environment? What policies should be in place to secure data and devices? What does a data breach mean? Employers must comply with the principle of accountability and demonstrate compliance (including by way of applying proper internal policies). This is important also from the perspective of data security...

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Management of Occupational Safety and Data Protection Risks Arising During Work from Home Part 1
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, September 2020

Part 1 of this series discusses labour law and labour safety issues. What is it that has changed regarding home office and teleworking because of Covid-19? What can we expect in the future? How can employers prepare for the “new normal” and how can employees manage things from their side? Before Covid-19, teleworking and working from home in Hungary represented a percentage of 1.2 among employees aged between 15-64, according to Eurostat. With the second wave of Covid-19 sneaking up on us, it is necessary to realize that employers need to prepare for flexible working weeks and teleworking / home office for the foreseeable future...

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New Job-Creating Wage Subsidy Helps Companies Rebuild in the Midst of the Pandemic-Caused Economic Crisis
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, June 2020

In its notice published on May 18, 2020, the National Employment Service (Nemzeti Foglalkoztatási Szolgálat) laid down the fundamental criteria that must be met by an applicant to be eligible for the new EU-supported wage subsidy intended to help create new jobs in Hungary in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an enormous difference between the Kurzarbeitwage subsidy and this job-creating wage subsidy...

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The Hungarian Trust: A Transparent Solution for the Legal Protection of Assets and Succession Planning in Family Businesses
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, June 2020

The most general reason for setting up a trust is to ensure the effective and professional legal protection of assets. Contrary to a private foundation, there is no legal requirement to set forth a specific objective for the trust. However, the most common objectives of a trust include, among others, i) safeguarding the integrity of the assets, ii) protecting the assets against potential creditors, iii) succession planning, deviating from inheritance rules, iv) providing professional asset management, iv) providing secrecy and confidentiality, and v) tax planning...

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Quick Guide on How the Restart Office Work in Light of the Threat of the Coronavirus
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, May 2020

This is a brief summary of the most important issues employers should consider before deciding on the restart of the office work, taking the current pandemic into account. When deciding on getting back to office work, a gradual and proportionate approach is highly recommended, and employers should be prepared for a possible second wave of the pandemic as much as possible.  Organization of work 1. The first 2-4 weeks of the restart should be a period when working in the office is an option for the employees, i.e. it will not be mandatory and home office will be allowed for those who still wish to work from home...

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