The compliance deadline (January 8, 2017) defined in the amendment (Act 79 of 2016 on the harmonization of the employment legislation) of the Act 93 of 1993 on Labor Safety (Mvt.) which brought significant changes regarding the workers’ representatives, will expire soon.
Since Juli 8, 2016 a workers’ representative for occupational safety shall be elected at all employers with at least twenty workers [Mvt. par. 70/A. subpar. (1) point a)]. In companies, where an employer employs less than twenty employees the election of a workers’ representative for occupational safety is initiated by the local branch of the trade union or the shop steward, or failing this, by the majority of employees [Mvt. par. 70/A. subpar. (1) point b)]. In both cases, the conditions for the election and conducting the election is the employer’s responsibility.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our colleague Dr. Miklós Molnár.