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.

Spotlight issue

10th August 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

AmCham CZ Position on New Construction Act

The strength and swiftness of our recovery from the Covid19 crisis will be determined by how much and how soon business will begin to invest in jobs and production. Government stimulus will help, but the efficiency of government administration is just as important. The construction approval process in the Czech Republic is 156th out of 190 countries in World Bank rankings. Moving to the top third in the rankings would be a major contribution not only to accelerating the recovery, but making it possible for the Czech Republic to become TheCountryfortheFuture.
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18th October 2022 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Legal Alert | Further changes to the beneficial owner registration rules

On 1 October 2022 an amendment to the Act on the Registration of Beneficial Owners came into effect, which again changes the existing legal regulation of beneficial owners. The amendment no longer distinguishes between the ultimate beneficiary and the person with ultimate influence and extends the scope of obliged entities.
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17th October 2022 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Upcoming legislative changes to agreements outside employment contracts

​The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has submitted a long-awaited bill to amend the Labour Code, which is to implement two EU directives in Czech law. Among other things, the new regulation will affect the working conditions of employees working under agreements to complete a job or to perform work. Employers should be on the alert, as the amendment brings major changes.
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13th October 2022 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Amendment to Labour Code introduces new home office rules

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has published an eagerly awaited draft amendment to the Labour Code introducing several new changes, the most significant one being the comprehensive regulation of home office. A more detailed regulation of remote work is something that employers had been lacking, which was particularly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the proposed changes are far from entirely positive.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic