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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1st December 2020 / Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs


What legal services are needed when a company hires foreign employees

Do you want to employ, or do you already employ workers from abroad and do you need help with all the agenda connected with immigration to the Czech Republic and with securing or extending a residence permit?
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21st October 2020 / Good governance / Employment and Social Affairs


Compensation bonus for the self-employed and small limited liability company members is back

On 16 October 2020, the government approved a bill on compensation bonuses for entrepreneurs predominantly operating their business within closed segments of the economy. The bill proposes a compensation bonus of CZK 500 for every calendar day of the bonus period.
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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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