Employment & Labour Law

Kinstellar advises Pandora Media Inc. on a US$145 million acquisition in the digital audio advertising market

June 2018 – Kinstellar has advised the US company Pandora Media Inc. on the Romanian law aspects of its acquisition of a leading digital audio ad tech firm, AdsWizz. At the close of the transaction, AdsWizz will become a subsidiary of Pandora​, thus...

Bulgaria introduces rules for the exchange of employment-related electronic documents

May 2018 – In May 2018, the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Politics adopted an ordinance for employment-related electronic documents and the requirements for their creation and storage in an employee’s file (Наредба за вида и...

Obligatory sharing of wage information in Slovakia – a cartel organised by the State?

May 2018 – From 1 May 2018, employers in Slovakia must comply with the following important new rules:

the obligation to disclose the amount of the basic wage component when they advertise job vacancies; and
the prohibition to agree...

Changes to the Slovak Labour Code in May 2018

May 2018 – If your company publicly advertises available job positions or considers the employment of non-EU nationals in Slovakia, the below overview may be helpful. This article provides information on changes to the Slovak Labour Code that you should...

A step toward making the assignment of foreign professionals in Bulgaria easier

April 2018 – The Bulgarian National Assembly has recently passed an amendment to the Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Act. Its aim is to ease the procedure for Bulgarian companies to hire citizens of countries outside the EU and EEA. This is in...

Liberalisation of rules for the employment of non-EU nationals in Slovakia

March 2018 – Slovakia’s shortage of qualified labour is currently one of the country’s more serious economic issues. However, when it comes to the employment of non-EU nationals, Slovakia has perhaps the strictest rules among all V4 countries. To...

Kinstellar advises Adecco Group on the spin-off of its business in Bulgaria

February 2018 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised The Adecco Group on the spin-off of its business in Bulgaria into two separate companies. The IT Outsourcing business, one of Adecco’s key activities, has now moved...

New obligation for Romanian employers to initiate collective negotiations related to recent amendments to the Romanian Tax Code shifting the payment of social contributions from employer to employee

November 2017 – Government Emergency Ordinance no. 82/2017, which amends and supplements provisions relating to the Romanian tax code (“GEO no. 82/2017”) was published on 16 November 2017 in the Romanian Official Gazette, Part I.
GEO no....

Year in review: Enforcement activity of the Romanian Data Protection Authority in 2016

August 2017 –
1.  Enforcement activity of the Romanian DPA
According to the 2016 activity report (the “Activity Report”) published by the Romanian Data Protection Authority (the “Romanian DPA”), during the year there was an increase...

EU labour changes enhance the protection of seafarers in Romania

August 2017 –
I. European context
Latest efforts in enhancing the European contribution towards ensuring increased employment protection of seafarers and bolstering the so-called blue economy have led to the adoption of Directive (EU)...