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Central and Eastern European HR: Employment law in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia

Who should attend

This course is relevant to international HR managers and directors, and in-house employment lawyers who have responsibility for employees in CEE jurisdictions. 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 inhouse lawyers must come to terms with.

This two-day course provides an introduction to the employment laws of six CEE countries. Experienced experts, who are used to advising employers from Western Europe and the USA, will explain features of their legal system, which may seem quirky or idiosyncratic at first glance.


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start Day 1 and Day 2

Day 1: Romanian, Russian, and Hungarian employment law

Day 2: Polish, Czech and Slovak Republic employment law

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


  • sources of employment law: similarities and differences
  • key players: trade unions, works councils, employers associations and the courts
  • cultural differences in inter-personal relations

Getting started

  • recruitment issues: interviews, references, checks and probation
  • key terms in contracts of employment and types of contracts
  • typical benefits
  • collective agreements: when do they apply?

Day-to-day employee management

  • equal treatment
  • dealing with absence and performance
  • discipline and grievance

Employee representation

  • types of employee representatives and rights
  • working with employee representatives

Termination of employment

  • general and special dismissal protections
  • collective obligations
  • claims and the employment court
  • termination by agreement

16.30 close on both Day 1 and Day 2
Informal drinks and dinner (included in the course fee) on Day 1

Download the full Central and Eastern European HR training course programme.


If you would like to attend day one only or day two only, the cost will be £499 + VAT. You will have the ability to select this as you go through the registration process.


Details of all speakers can be found on the flyer above.

Cost: £799

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019
09:30 - 16:30 (Local time)
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