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Waiting period system is to be cancelled on 1 July 2019

3.5.2019
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 […]

Changes in payroll in 2019

15.1.2019
Dear readers, we are providing you with a simple and brief overview of changes and new developments in payroll effective in 2019. Minimum wage increased With effect from 1 January 2019, the minimum monthly wage has been increased from the current CZK 12,200 to CZK 13,350. The basic hourly wage has been increased from CZK 73.20 […]

Overtime work – records and payment

29.11.2018
Every now and then overtime occurs nearly in any line of business, in any job. How much overtime can employees work in a year? And how is it compensated? Overtime work is governed by the Labour Code, specifically section 78(1)(i) and section 93. Employees may be ordered by the employer to work overtime beyond their […]

New benefit under sickness insurance

3.9.2018
A new benefit has been introduced with effect from 1 June 2018. This benefit is to help sickness insurance payers who need to care for a family member requiring a long-term and all-day home care following a hospital stay after a serious illness or injury and who are unable to carry out their job due […]

Changes in rules for taking and carrying forward holiday

27.8.2018
This issue of our newsletter brings more details about the planned changes relating to taking and carrying forward holiday. Current rules governing carrying forward unused leave from one calendar year to another allow employees to carry forward holiday that the employees were unable to take due to their incapacity to work, maternity or parental leave, […]

Insufficient capacity? The solution is payroll outsourcing

31.5.2018
You may be now facing the same problem as many other employers: insufficient capacity and substitutability of your employees, or finding and training of new employees. Unemployment in the Czech Republic has been at its lowest level for many months. As a result, HR management issues have become more and more uncomfortable for companies. For […]

New developments in payroll-related matters in 2018

18.1.2018
Dear clients, We provide you with a brief overview of changes and new developments in payroll effective in 2018. Minimum wage increased The minimum monthly wage for full-time employment has been increased from the current CZK 11,000 to CZK 12,200 and the minimum hourly wage has been increased from CZK 66 to CZK 73.20. Maximum assessment basis […]

Minimum wage in 2018

11.12.2017
Czech government has approved a motion proposed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs that will increase the minimum monthly wage from the current amount of CZK 11,000 to CZK 12,200 with effect from 1 January 2018. This amount applies to work within the scheduled weekly working time of 40 hours, i.e. to full-time […]

Paternity leave – a new sickness insurance benefit

28.8.2017
On 1 February 2018 an amendment to the Sickness Insurance Act will come into force that has introduced one-week paternity leave for new dads. We have more details for you below. Fathers will become entitled to paternity leave if their baby is born within six months before the effective date of the amendment, i.e. on […]

Overtime – when it applies and how it is paid

14.6.2017
Today’s issue of our newsletter brings information about overtime work. When employees become entitled to compensatory time off and how are they paid? We bring you detailed information about records of and payments for overtime work. Overtime work is work performed by an employee beyond the regular schedule. Employers may order employees to work overtime […]