Employment & Labour Law

Legal regime in Romania for the granting of cumulative weekly rest days to employees

August 2018 – Many companies have business reasons to conduct certain work activities for an uninterrupted period exceeding five days.
In Romania, the rules for implementing an uninterrupted work period of more than five days are set out under...

White Paper: Harassment and insubordination at the workplace in Romania

August 2018 – An organisation should be able to make clear what is permitted as strong management and what is considered as misuse of power and harassment, just as it should be able to explain when employees in subordinate positions can express their...

White Paper: “Dawn raids” and the labour inspection authority in Romania

August 2018 – This Kinstellar White Paper has been prepared by our experts to give insight into the main powers assigned by Romanian law (Law 108/1999 and GD 488/2017) to the Labour Inspection Authority during “dawn raids“.
Why and when is...

The requalification of service contracts to employment contracts in Romania

July 2018 – From 2017, Romanian law empowers labour office inspectors to determine if an activity performed under a “work for hire” contract, i.e., based on a contract other than an employment contract, is in fact rendered under the conditions...

New law on internships in Romania

July 2018 – New legislation in Romania governing internships will come into force on 18 August 2018. Among its provisions, the new law (Law No. 176/2018) sets out rules governing internships and includes a financial incentive for companies that hire...

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...