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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.

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

14th July 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Companies after C-19 - Exclusive B2B study, May 2020 - Selected Findings

Latest B2B research results show 55% of middle and top managers demonstrate a  tendency to spend less money in their personal life compared to before C-19. 1/3 of companies declare that demand for their product or services declined. 25% of companies need either to  lay off some employees or shorten work hours.   

10th July 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Czech inflation accelerated in June

Czech inflation surprised on the upside and accelerated from 2.9 to 3.3%, mainly on the back of higher tobacco and alcoholic beverages prices. Prices of services are also not slowing down as quickly, as expected

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

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