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    13/02/2024
    Hungary

    Hungary makes changes to labour law, occupational health and safety at work

    Hungary has initiated a series of legislative amendments to laws governing labour, occupation health and safety at work, some of which already entered into force on 1 January 2024. Specifically, Hungarian lawmakers passed amendments to Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code, Act IV of 1991 on the Facilitation of Employment and Unemployment Benefits, and Act XCIII of 1993 on Occupational Safety and Health and certain OSH decrees.The following article outlines the changes to labour law in Hungary brought on by these amendments.1. Amendments to Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code and Act IV of 1991 on the...
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    09/02/2024
    Ukraine

    Ukraine launches State Register of Sanctions

    On 29 January 2024, the President of Ukraine by the Decree No. 36/2024, approved the Decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine “On Approval of the Regulation on the State Register of Sanctions”. On 1 February 2024, the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine launched the State Register of Sanctions on its website. The Register provides free public access to up-to-date and reliable information on persons and entities subject to Ukrainian sanctions.The Register is available in Ukrainian and English, and consolidates information regarding Ukrainian sanctions...
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    07/02/2024
    South Africa

    New Draft Regulations on the Proposed Numerical Sectoral Targets

    On 1 February 2024, a second round of draft regulations on the Proposed Numerical Sectoral Targets ("February 2024 Regulations") were published for public comment in the Government Gazette. The February 2024 Regulations are currently open for comment for 90 days from the date of publication (ending on 2 May 2024).Under these regulations, the Minister of Employment and Labour ("Minister") can classify different national economic sector targets that will define which companies, that operate in South Africa, will be deemed "designated employers". The classification of a designated employer will be...
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    02/02/2024
    Hungary

    Hungary’s Architecture Act to reshape architecture, zoning and urban landscape

    On 22 December 2023, the Hungarian parliament adopted Act C of 2023 on the Hungarian architecture, which marks a significant shift in the country’s architectural landscape, consolidating and streamlining various architectural and building regulations into a single comprehensive code.Most of the new legislation will enter into force on 1 October 2024 and cover not only general architectural issues, but also various related regulations on urban landscape protection, cultural heritage protection and advertising activities.One of the significant changes in the building-permit procedure is that...
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    19/01/2024
    International

    CBAM: Just over a week to comply

    As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to understand their obligations - which take practical effect this month. The CBAM, established by Regulation (EU) 2023/956, represents a significant step in the EU’s efforts to combat climate change and carbon leakage, aligning with the overarching goals of the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement.Key Practical Points on CBAM:Scope of CBAM: This mechanism applies to specific goods listed...
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    17/01/2024
    Hungary

    Hungarian Competition Authority launches study on impact of AI on competition and consumers

    On the eve of the European Commission’s calls for contributions on competition in virtual words and generative AI, the Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) announced that it is launching a market analysis to study the impact of AI on competition and consumers.The HCA’s decision to launch an AI market analysis comes as Artificial intelligence (AI) grows in importance among regulators and legislators both in Hungary and in the EU, particularly in 2024 after the political agreement on the AI Act and the Hungarian financial regulator’s thematic study on the risks of AI and machine...
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