Impacts of COVID-19 for corporate law and labor law

March 19, 2020 | Vocational

Until further governmental actions, Ecovis Hungary Legal does not close its services and will remain at the service of its clients as business as usual.

Unless circumstances force us to make a different decision, our work will be conducted primarily at the office under the professional guidance of the managing and equity partner of the law firm. Then, as far as possible, we generally switch to home office mode. The office management gives employees the opportunity to work remotely and also introduces a duty-on-call system to ensure clients are served at all times.

Even at this time of trying, we are prepared to serve our customers in all circumstances, and we strive to represent their interests in any and all matters.

Important news in this regard is that from March 15, an extraordinary judicial break was announced by the government.

On 17 March, the President of the National Office for the Judiciary issued a presidential order on the tasks in litigation and out-of-court matters during the extraordinary judicial break but this, just as the situation, is changing unfortunately day by day.

Naturally, as soon as we have more information on the details that are still in question, we will inform you through the available channels to the extent necessary to deal with ongoing matters.

At our website, under Documents, you can find an Information Notice concerning Employment regulations ordered on the 18th of March, 2020 in regard to the emergency situation – where we briefly discuss the new regulations. 

We have prepared for you a  labor law summary; summarizing facts and misconceptions in a pandemic emergency.

We also reviewed the impact of the situation on the operations of companies from a legal point of view that every management is advised to take into consideration.

Please do not hesitate to contact our experts with any questions regarding corporate law or labor law. Our respective documents are available in Hungarian language, but if you are interested in these topics please, contact us for more information in English.

In this situation taking care is utmost important, and this is what we recommend and ask for: Let’s take care of ourselves and each other, follow the rules, be patient, and use our personal responsibilities and opportunities wisely – in order to return to our daily life as soon as possible. Thank you for your confidence!