Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

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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28th January 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


AmCham CZ Law List 2019

Our new Law List is out. The directory of our legal members helps existing and entering businesses find the right legal partner to ensure success.
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26th September 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Braun: Judges ask for exact records of working hours, but usually it is nonsense

COMMENTARY FROM ARTHUR BRAUN | The Court of Justice of the European Union recently published a decision in proceedings on a preliminary issue, stating that EU member states must require employers to record all employee working hours (C-55/18). This case involved a suit filed by a Spanish union organization in the banking industry, not exactly the traditional players in unions fighting against exploitation of the working classes. This decision did not receive wide publicity in the Czech Republic, but in Germany and elsewhere in Europe it did.
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15th August 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Employee sickness now more costly for employers in the Czech Republic

The three-day waiting period for sick leave compensation has been abolished as of 1 July 2019, and ailing employees thus receive payments from the first day of sickness.
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26th July 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


bpv LEGAL: WHISTLEBLOWING PROTECTIONS IN THE CEE AND THE IMPACT OF THE RECENT EC DIRECTIVE

Major recent whistleblowing affairs like LuxLeaks have sparked a debate in Europe about not only the content, but also the methods, of the disclosures involved. Some whistleblowers have faced criticism and even legal action - all against the backdrop of a legal landscape in Europe with widely varying national rules and regulations governing whistleblowing. Seeking to harmonize law across the EU while encouraging responsible and effective whistleblowing, the EC earlier this year adopted a directive for member states to enact comprehensive legislation that helps public and privatesector insiders report EU law violations by establishing formal procedures for whistleblowing and protections for those who use them. In this article, we look at what the EC’s directive might mean for whistleblowers and their employers within the context of the current patchwork of regulations in several CEE jurisdictions.
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