Czech Republic



Minimum wage in 2018

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

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

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 […]

Compensation for damage caused by an employee

This issue of our newsletter is to inform you about employer rights in situations when they incur damage caused by an employee. Under the Labour Code, employees are required act in order to prevent the occurrence of any property damage or non-pecuniary loss or unjust enrichment. If there is a risk of damage or non-pecuniary […]

Payroll changes in 2017

Taxation of income from employment Child tax credits for a second, third and subsequent child are to be increased. The amendment approved by the Chamber of Deputies is yet to be approved by the Senate and the President. The tax credit for a first child will remain the same, i.e. CZK 13,404 per year (CZK […]

Small-scale employment

Small-scale employment is deemed to mean employment with a monthly income agreed below CZK 2,500 or employment where no monthly income has been agreed and the employee does not achieve a monthly income of CZK 2,500. Thereby the employee does not meet the requirements for participating in sickness insurance, is not listed in the register of […]

Dependent child tax credits for personal income tax payers in 2016

Dear Reader, Today’s issue introduces the amendment to the Income Taxes Act (No. 125/2016 Sb.) which took effect on 1 May 2016. The amendment has introduced changes to child tax credits. So what are the current rates? The amendment increases the tax credit for a second child by CZK 100 per month (with the annual […]

Employment termination v maternity/parental leave

Dear Readers, Today’s issue of our Newsletter describes the options for terminating the employment of employees on maternity or parental leave. Employment may be terminated irrespective of the maternity or parental leave, in one of the following methods: Agreement to terminate employment Using this method, employment may cease in all cases. It is a bilateral […]

Annual payroll closing deadlines

At the end of last year, we told you about changes effective from January 2016. Now that the time has come to produce financial statements and close payroll accounts, we would like to inform you about all payroll-related closing operations. All clients of RSM TACOMA Payroll receive these services automatically. If you are not our […]

Payroll changes effective from 1 January 2016

The new year is approaching and so are changes in employent legislation and personal income tax. This issue explains some of the changes effective from 1 January 2016. Second pillar abolished The second pillar will be scrapped as at 1 January 2016. From this date on, companies will no longer pay for 3% of the […]

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