Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs

This section details initiatives to make government a competitive advantage. It includes analysis and reports of government initiatives, as well as data on accountability and performance measures.

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15th July 2020 / Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs


Do you have valid home office agreements with your employees and have the associated risks been properly addressed?

You are probably among the many employers who as a result of the sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic were abruptly forced to adopt a home office policy. Prior to that, home office was probably not allowed in your company at all or maybe only in limited cases as an employee benefit. Be advised that Act No. 262/2006 Coll., Labour Code (the “Labour Code”) and regulations on occupational health and safety fully apply to work performed at home. In our experience, employers often make mistakes when it comes to home office. By Delta Legal.
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14th July 2020 / Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs


HR Legal Alert - Amendment to the Labour Code

Leave – comes into force on January 1, 2021 Delivery of documents – comes into force on July 30, 2020 Shared workplace – comes into force on January 1, 2021 Transfer of labour relations rights and obligations – comes into force on July 30, 2020 Stricter rules for the posting of workers from Member States – comes into force on July 30, 2020 Damage compensation – comes into force on Jan-uary 1, 2021 Other changes introduced by the amendment
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3rd July 2020 / Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs


Changes to the antivirus program and other measures to support employment in the Czech Republic

As an employer, you have certainly faced and probably still are facing many challenges due to the coronavirus spread. Unlike other European countries that have endeavoured to relax their legislation on redundancies, the Czech Republic is among those countries whose government has been calling on the employers to maintain jobs and has been taking measures to support the economy (e.g., no-interest loans to businesses, tax suspension, compensation provided to employers for compensatory wages paid by them, etc.).
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30th June 2020 / Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs


Major amendment to the Act on Corporations

Act No. 33/2020 (hereinafter the “Amendment”), amending Act No. 90/2012, on corporations and associations (the Act on Corporations), as amended (hereinafter the “Act on Corporations”), entered into force on February 13 of this year upon its promulgation in the collection of documents. The Amendment was called “major” because it involves the most extensive changes to Czech corporate law in the past six years. Although the vast majority of provisions in the Amendment take effect as of January 1, 2021, it is important to prepare for them in advance.
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30th June 2020 / Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs


Determining super-gross wage to claim support under Antivirus Regime C

New Regime C of the Antivirus programme, waiving part of social security premiums and state unemployment policy contributions mandatorily paid by employers (i.e. 24.8% of the aggregate income of their employees) for June to August 2020, gives rise to the question of an impact of this new regulation on income tax on employment.
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