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Changes to the Labour Code effective as of 1 January 2023 and what employers should be aware of

The new provisions of the Act on the Labour Code (Labour Code) effective as of 1 January 2023 were published in the 21 December 2022 issue of the Hungarian Gazette, which turned out to be somewhat of a Christmas present for employers, payroll staff and labour lawyers in the form of administrative duties for the new year. Below we would like to summarise the most important changes to the Labour Code from the employers’ perspective.

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Digitisation and payroll? Nothing to be feared!

Repetitive tasks involved in monthly payroll processing are among the areas where digitisation is critical as it reduces errors and makes it easier to ensure legal compliance and precise timing. Both smaller and larger companies face ever-increasing requirements, and outsourced payroll can boost technology adoption or remotely perform the tasks associated with being a social security disbursement agency.

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Employment supervision audits to replace labour inspections in Hungary

This year brought a change in the area of labour inspections also. The role of labour authorities was taken over by employment supervision authorities from the beginning of March 2021 and, as a result, labour inspections were replaced by employment supervision audits. Instead of the former labour inspections, employers can now expect employment supervision audits.

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Payroll-related changes in Hungary, 2021

Every year begins with routine checks and an overview of changes, and the area of payroll is no exception. In January 2021, Hungarian companies and employers need to be aware of changes in payroll-related regulations, including personal income tax, social contribution tax and sick pay.

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New Social Security Act from 1 July 2020 in Hungary

The new Social Security Act shall enter into effect on 1 July 2020 in Hungary, modifying the scope of persons affected by social security, standardizing the contribution payment system, making changes in the group of persons pursuing supplementary activities, and introducing a lower limit of contribution payment as a new element.

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