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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 […]

Compensation for damage caused by an employee

10.4.2017
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

31.1.2017
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

17.10.2016
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 […]