Controversial changes (Hungarian) to Hungary's labor code have increased the number of overtime hours that employees can work. The changes — which took effect 1 Jan 2019 — aim to mitigate labor shortages and include the following:
The annual maximum overtime is increased to 400 hours. The old law allowed up to 300 hours per year for employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement and 250 overtime hours for other employees. At the end of each calendar year, employees can terminate their agreement to work additional overtime hours up to the 400-hour maximum.