48. Employing people with disabilities – the effects of the quota levy system in the agricultural sector of Hungary

Author: Katalin Аióssi

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As in most transition countries, the share of agriculture in the Hungarian economy shrank markedly in the last fifteen years and its share in employment fell significantly. According to the Act on Promoting Employment (IV of 1991) employers of all segments of economy are obliged to pay rehabilitation fee in case the average number of their employees is above 20 and the ratio of employees with disabilities does not reach 5%. The amount to be paid has been significantly changed as of 1st of January, 2010 putting additional burden on the anyway unfortunate agricultural sector. How do agricultural companies respond to the changes? A field study shows examples of the ways agricultural companies meet the obligations.