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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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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9th May 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Transformations of commercial companies have their pitfalls

A large number of various types of transformation take place in the Czech Republic annually. However, each transformation has its pitfalls. In an interview with Jan Šafránek, partner of bnt Prague office, we discover what principles of company transformations in practice work and what do not. Is it possible to say what forms of transformation are most popular in the Czech Republic?
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