Czech employment law
The Czech lawyers of the ECOVIS ježek, the Czech law firm provides its clients with comprehensive legal advice in Czech labor and employment law and social security law, especially in the following areas:
- managerial and employment contracts and other labor law documents governing relations between employers and employees
- termination of employment and dismissal of employees, including end-of-life advice and collective redundancies
- labor disputes with employees or managers
- employment regulations and other internal regulations of the employer
- safety and Health protection during work
- the full reward area for employees
- legal audits and due diligence in the field of labor law
- agency employment, including the provision of licenses for employment agencies and the assessment of individual employment methods for agency workers
- responsibility in labor law relations
- collective agreements and negotiations with trade unions
- restructuring of companies, taking into account the working conditions of employees
Employment of foreigners in the Czech Republic
- work permit for foreigners
- extension of work permits
- employee cards
- blue cards
- nostrification of diplomas in the Czech Republic
- employment contracts for foreign nationals
Special expertise and experience are matter of course to Czech lawyers in Prague at ECOVIS ježek, Czech law firm in the field of labor and employment law relations between foreign employees and domestic employers and between domestic and foreign employers, including the choice of the appropriate legal order for the adjustment of these labor relations and the related tax optimization. You can also check the Basic information for foreigners on employment regulations applicable in the Czech Republic in this information material prepared by the Czech State Labour Inspection Office in 2018.
ECOVIS ježek, the Czech law firm provides legal advice in all Czech employment and labour law issues for employers and employees in the Czech Republic
Eliška Čáslavská is Czech attorney and has extensive experience with Czech employment and labour law. You can contact Eliška and ask her for details about the Czech employment and labour law issues.
You can engage our Czech law firm to ensure for compliance with Czech employment and labour law and for proper protection of your labour rights in Czech Republic by us as qualified experienced Czech lawyers.
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Posted foreign workers in Czech Republic - information on the labour and wage conditions and terms
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs provides in its its information material Information on the labour and wage conditions and terms for workers posted in the Czech Republic from State Labour Inspection Office information on the legislation of the Czech Republic concerning posting of employees in the framework of the provision of services is regulated, in particular, by Act No. 262/2006 Coll., the Labour Code, as amended by later regulations (hereinafter referred to as "the Labour Code"), and Act No. 435/2004 Coll., on employment, as amended by later regulations (hereinafter referred to as "the Czech Employment Act").
A domestic legal entity or individual who enters into a contract with an employer from another member state of the European Union ("EU") or the European Economic Area, on the basis of which their employees were posted to perform tasks arising from this contract in the territory of the Czech Republic, is required, under Section 87 of the Czech Employment Act, to notify a competent branch office of the Labour Office of the Czech Republic, that their employees posted here have started to perform work for this domestic entity. They are obligated to do so no later than on the day on which the posted worker starts work, moreover, in accordance with Section 102 paragraph 2 of the Employment Act to keep a register of their posted workers. In case of failure to comply with these obligations an individual commits an offence under Section 139 of the Czech Employment Act, in the case of a legal entity or an individual running a business it is an offence under Section 140 of the same act, for which a fine of CZK 100,000.- can be imposed.
In the case when an employee from another EU member state is posted to perform work within the framework of the transnational provision of services in the territory of the Czech Republic, regulations of the Czech Republic in accordance with Section 319 of the Labour Code apply to such an employee on condition that it is considered more favourable for the employee, in respect of:
a) the maximum length of working hours and minimum resting period,
b) the minimum length of annual leave entitlement or its proportionate part,
c) the minimum wage, the lowest level of guaranteed wages and supplements for overtime work,
d) health and safety protection at work,
e) working conditions for pregnant employees, breastfeeding employees, workers employed until the end of their ninth month after childbirth and juvenile employees,
f) gender equality and non-discrimination in the workplace,
g) working conditions for temporary agency work.
The provisions on the minimum length of annual leave entitlement or its proportional part and the minimum wage, the lowest level of guaranteed salaries and overtime supplements shall not apply if the period for which an employee is posted to work within the framework of the transnational provision of services in the Czech Republic does not exceed a total of 30 days in a calendar year. This shall not apply if the employee is sent to work within the framework of the transnational provision of services through an employment agency.