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New employment law developments in Czech law effective from 1 January 2022

Flag on January 3rd, 2022

As of 1 January 2022,  several significant changes in the field of employment law have been adopted, including changes to the minimum wage and work-life balance. In this article, we assess these changes and their impact. Increase in the minimum wage One of the main changes that have been introduced is an increase in the […]

Changes in rules of entry to workplace following return from abroad

Flag on January 8th, 2021

As of July 1, 2021, mandatory COVID-19 testing of employees at their workplace ended in the Czech Republic. However, since July 9, 2021, new obligations of testing for COVID-19 for persons returning from abroad have been introduced. The new rules also impose restrictions with respect to return to work after coming back from being abroad […]

Changes of taxation of employment income in the Czech Republic in 2021

Flag on January 2nd, 2021

The new law changing materially the taxation of employment income was approved and took effect on 1 January 2021. Below we summarise the main changes: Income from employment (and other types of taxable personal income) is generally subject to a personal income tax of 15%. As of 1 January 2021, the concept of a “supergross […]

Changes impacting employment law in the Czech Republic in 2020

Flag on January 9th, 2020

In June 2020, the long-awaited amendment to the Labour Code was approved. The amendment is to take effect on 30 July 2020, with the exemption of certain matters, especially the new calculation of annual leave entitlement and the concept of the shared workplace, which will take effect on 1 January 2021. Below we summarize main […]

Tax News – coronavirus-related tax relief package

Flag on January 4th, 2020

We would like to briefly inform you that the government approved the so-called Tax Relief Package at the weekend – a package of measures that should help taxpayers, and the economy, deal with the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency. The exact parameters of the package will be released this week; however, according to the Ministry of Finance […]

Czech Republic: PRK Partners named 2019 Best Law Firm of the Year

Flag on January 1st, 2020

Celia Alliance member, PRK Partners, has been named the 2019 Best Law Firm of the Year, organised by EPRAVO.CZ under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic. In addition to the main award the CELIA Alliance member has also prevailed in the Labour law and Dispute […]

Czech Republic: Dismissal protection during sickness period

Flag on January 8th, 2019

A new law on electronic medical certificates could prevent employees wrongly claiming dismissal protections by obtaining doctor’s certificates after an alleged ‘sick period’. Based on the new legal regulation, the employee’s medical incapacity should be known to the employer immediately upon issue of an electronic medical certificate, which the doctor will submit directly to the […]

Changes impacting employment law in the Czech Republic in 2019

Flag on January 3rd, 2019

There have been two major changes to Czech Republic employment law proposed for 2019: an increase of the threshold for payment of health insurance, and the proposed amendment to the Opening Hours Act. Increase of the Decisive Amount for Payment of Social Security and Health Insurance Contributions As of 1st January 2019 the threshold for […]

Extensive changes impacting employment law in the Czech Republic in 2019

Flag on January 11th, 2018

Extensive changes impacting employment law in the Czech Republic in 2019 Employers will want to take note of proposed changes to sick leave provisions and extensive amendments of the Czech Labour Code. Sickness benefits to be paid from day 1 The Chamber of Deputies (the Czech Republic Parliament’s lower chamber) is discussing an amendment to […]

PRK partners among the top six law firms in the Czech Republic again

Flag on January 3rd, 2017

After winning the award last year, we have again been shortlisted for the upcoming Chambers Europe Award 2017 according the internationally acclaimed directory of law firms, Chambers and Partners. The awards are issued in recognition of work of national and international law firms across Europe on the basis of research for the upcoming edition of […]