Czech Republic


Antivirus Programme Extended

We would like to inform you that on 24 August 2020, the government approved the extension of the Antivirus programme modes A and B until 31 October 2020. Antivirus, a targeted programme to support employment, has been in force since March 2020. Mode A Compensates employers who had to put their workers in quarantine or […]

State to Waive Social Security Payments by Businesses of up to 50 Employees

We would like to let you know about another quick change presented by the Czech Government as part of its campaign to help small businesses. The state will waive social security payments for June, July and August 2020 by small companies of up to 50 employees. Conditions for Waiver of Payments The employers who intend […]

How can you apply for Antivirus subsidies?

In today’s issue of our newsletter you will find information on how to draw subsidies from the Antivirus programme, which was launched in the first week of April with the aim of protecting jobs.  Employers may apply at the Employment Office for a contribution to the wage compensation paid to employees from 12 March to […]

Possible employment modes caused by quarantine or emergency measures related to the spread of COVID-19

You are currently asking us a lot of questions about the numerous variants of employee absence as a result of quarantine or emergency measures related to the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, we have prepared for you the following summary, which we will keep updating as the situation evolves: Employment support programme The government […]

Payroll changes in 2020

Dear clients, We would like to inform you in a simple and concise form about the changes and news regarding the payroll agenda valid as of 1 January 2020: Increase in minimum salary The minimum monthly salary for full-time work will grow from the existing CZK 13,350 to CZK 14,600 The hourly rate will grow […]

Changes in the calculation of wage deductions

The change in the calculation of legal wage deductions occurred already in the processing of monthly wages for June 2019. This concerns an amendment to Government Regulation No. 91/2019 Coll. amending Government Regulation No. 595/2006 Coll. on the method used for calculating the base amount that cannot be deducted from the monthly wage in the […]

Payroll Deduction Agreements

Employers have the right to demand regular or irregular payments from their employees, which are usually made by means of deductions from employees’ pay. Frequent causes for payroll deductions are: providing meal vouchers reimbursement of accommodation expenses using company phones for private purposes using company vehicles for private purposes; the fuel that is used is […]

Using your vacation time

Holidays are in full swing, which means it is a good time to remind you of the rules for using your vacation time, particularly from last year. It is very common, particularly with management positions, sales representatives etc., that the employer is unable to provide to these employees a vacation time long enough to use […]

System of electronic certificates of temporary incapacity for work: What changes are ahead?

In connection with the planned introduction of electronic certificates of incapacity for work, we provide you with more information about the changes brought about by the new system. We trust that you will find this simple outline useful and helpful in understanding the new system that is to simplify the paperwork for employers, employees and […]

Waiting period system is to be cancelled on 1 July 2019

From 1 July 2019, employees will once again be entitled to compensation for temporary incapacity for work also for the first three days of their illness. How does it work now and what is going to change in July? The current system of wage compensation during incapacity for work was introduced in 2009. The compensation […]