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The EU tightens: Is this the end of greenwashing?
On 17 January 2024, the European Parliament formally endorsed its provisional agreement with the Council on the Greenwashing Directive, which intends to create a harmonized set of rules on sustainability claims applicable to all companies operating in the EU/EEA by amending certain key provisions of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. It aims to contribute to the EU’s green transition by empowering consumers to make informed purchases using reliable sustainability information about products and traders.Read more
A proposal made by the Government for preferential taxation of "digital" companies employing foreign workers
According to a draft legislation on digital companies issued at the end of 2023, “digital companies” would be exempt from paying public burdens and local business tax. Employees in employment relationships and the executives of companies could fulfil their tax payment obligations after their income through special public burden contributions.Read more
Platform workers are not employees, Hungarian Curia confirms
The legal status of platform workers (e.g. food couriers) is continuously subject to interpretation and often times scrutiny from the authorities. The Hungarian Curia settled the status in its latest decision, at least from a labour law point of view.Read more
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