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

26th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Survey: Online vs Offline environment in the Workplace

It´s already been a year ago since the first cases of the new Covid-19 disease appeared in the Czech Republic, which gradually reduced the possibility of personal contacts and caused a massive transition to the online environment in the global labor markets. Probably none of us expected that even a year later this situation will not change much. Companies have worked intensively on new measures, directives and rules over the past year, and many of these changes are likely to become a permanent part of our working lives.
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10th February 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

21 questions and answers for HR managers in 2021

Can I test my employees, and if they refuse to take a test, deny them access to the workplace? If so, what about their remuneration if they cannot work remotely? More than half of my employees will be vaccinated, but do I still have to require all my employees to wear facemasks and follow social distancing in the workplace? Can I terminate an employee's contract of employment whilst they are on furlough?
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26th January 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Losing Antivirus contributions owing to formal errors

The Antivirus Programme is considered one of the most successful and best performing support programmes that the government introduced during the pandemic. According to statistics published by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs at the end of December, the number of supported companies exceeded 65 thousand and the total amount of provided support amounted to almost CZK 25 billion. However, some employers have ascertained that they will have to refund the aid already received under the programme even though they did not abuse the programme in any way and paid all relevant payments and mandatory premiums within the statutory deadlines.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic