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Central and Eastern European (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania) employment law training

Who should attend

This virtual Central and Eastern European employment law course is relevant to international HR managers and directors, and in-house employment lawyers who have responsibility for employees in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the CEE market, and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


The Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have distinctive employment law frameworks which an increasing number of HR practitioners and in-house lawyers must come to terms with.

This course provides an introduction to the employment laws of five CEE countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Experienced experts, who are used to advising employers from Western Europe and the USA, will explain features of their legal system.

Please note that the course programme will run over two days (2 x 3 hour sessions). Day 1 will take place on 26 April and Day 2 will take place on 27 April 2023.

For each of the five separate jurisdictions (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania) we will cover:


Introduction and setting the scene

Starting the employment relationship

  • recruitment issues
  • employment contract
  • typical benefits
  • collective agreements - when do they apply?
During the employment
  • dealing with absence and performance
  • discipline and grievance
Employee representation
  • types of employee representatives and rights
Termination of employment
  • general and special dismissal protections
  • collective obligations
  • claims and the employment court
  • termination by agreement
Case study on redundancies

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