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

7th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

2020 Social Progress Index results

A global view of people’s quality of life, independent of wealth. Deloitte and the Social Progress Imperative (SPI) are working together to get a global view of people’s quality of life and the wellbeing of society, independent of wealth. The Social Progress Index measures what matters to citizens – health care, infrastructure, civil liberties – the very characteristics that are the foundation for sustainable societies. Designed to complement GDP, the Index uses societal and environmental outcome indicators to provide an authoritative view across three dimensions: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing and Opportunity.  
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15th September 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Adaptation/integration courses for foreigners in the CR

The adaptation and integration of foreigners has been a hot topic worldwide. The first element of foreigner integration was introduced to Czech legislation already in 2009 in the form of a Czech language exam as a precondition for certain types of permanent residence permits. The next step will now be the duty of foreigners/holders of certain types of long-term or permanent residence permits to attend an adaptation/integration course; this shall apply from 1 January 2021.
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15th July 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

How did the Labour Inspection Office sanction employers in 2019?

The State Labour Inspection Office (SLIO) has published its inspection report for 2019. What were the outcomes of its inspections focusing on agency employment, illegal employment, concealed employment mediation and employee monitoring?
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic