Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

20th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

The State of Emergency and Foreigners in the Czech Republic

Are you a foreigner and your Czech visa is about to expire? Access to the immigration authorities – such as the Ministry of Interior or the Foreign Police – is currently very limited as a consequence of the state of emergency announced due to the Covid-19 situation. The Ministry invites you to use non-personal forms of contact with the local branch offices where attendance in-person is not required by law. Foreigners who are legally present in the Czech Republic since the announcement of the state of emergency may remain in Czech territory for the duration of the state of emergency without needing to manage their immigration matters.
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18th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

The Czech Republic: COVID-19 - immigration implications

Further to the emergency status to be applied by the Government in the Czech Republic, we wanted to provide an update on immigration measures the Czech Republic applies in relation to the COVID-19 disease outbreak. Besides the general measures related to traveling to and from the affected countries:
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9th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Coronavirus – key considerations for employers

The situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is still developing and is being followed worldwide with great interest and obvious concern. In this briefing, we consider some of the key issues that employers should be considering. We address the practical steps you can take to reduce any disruption to your business and the key issues around your duties as an employer. At this early stage, the value of having clear policies in place, from the perspective of both business protection and employee relations, should not be underestimated.
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