Spotlight issue

15th July 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Practical experience with applications under COVID – Rent programme

On 26 June 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) launched the COVID – Rent programme. Applications should be accepted until 30 September 2020. Persons carrying out retail or performing services may apply for the compensation of rent for April to June 2020 up to 50%, or 80% where the lessor is a public institution.

15th July 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

How did the Labour Inspection Office sanction employers in 2019?

The State Labour Inspection Office (SLIO) has published its inspection report for 2019. What were the outcomes of its inspections focusing on agency employment, illegal employment, concealed employment mediation and employee monitoring?

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

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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