HR News

NOTE: Based on numerous requests from our clients to receive news preferentially, we decided to distribute the HR News only to our clients. HR News will be available to non-client subjects for download below, always with a 4-5 week delay.

Thank you for your understanding. With regard to the frequency of issuing, we hope our newsletter will be interesting for you even on these conditions.

HR News No. 7 / October 2017

We will focus on the changes that аre coming into effect as of 1 October 2017, and which you can expect to need to work with next year when employing persons with health disabilities, or when taking advantage of alternate fulfillment.

HR News No. 6 / September 2017

In this month’s HR News, we’ll be discussing the specifics of long-term care contributions, an important new institute brought about by the amendment to the Act on Sickness Insurance.  Because the government already discussed increasing the minimum salary for 2018, in the second part of HR news, we will inform you about the increase to the minimum salary, and the lowest amounts of guaranteed minimum salary for individual work groups.

HR News No. 5 / August 2017

In the last issue of HR News, we informed you about the lifting of the ban imposed on employment agencies, which precluded them from temporarily assigning foreigners who need employment authorizations, employee cards, or blue cards. This development should at least partially alleviate the current situation, and thus comes as welcome news to many—however, in this connection, many of you may have also forgotten about the important restrictions implemented by Government Decree No. 62/2009 Coll.; we would thus like to use this opportunity to reacquaint you.

HR News No. 4 / July 2017

The entire July issue of HR News is dedicated to the amendment to the Act on Specific Health Services. The amendment will come into effect as of 1 November 2017.

HR News No. 3 / June 2017

The entire June edition of HR News is dedicated to the amendment of the Act on Employment, which was passed by the Senate and is now waiting only to be signed by the President and then be published in the Collection of Laws. In this issue, we also discuss the EU Data Protection Directive which comes into effect next fall.

HR News No. 2 / May 2017

In this year’s second issue of HR News, we will discuss the “EU” amendment of the Act on Employment and the Labour Code, so that you can get acquainted with the requirements of the new regulations regarding the hosting of posted employees.  In the second part of HR News, you will read about the case law of the Supreme Court concerning the penalties for the consumption of alcohol in the workplace.

HR News No. 1 / January 2017

As is now almost traditional, our New Year’s edition of HR News will bring a practical summary of all kinds of possible changes that you need to be on the lookout for in your HR practice starting from 1 January 2017. You will find out, for example, about new figures concerning travel allowances, we will remind you of the increase in minimum salary (and of its implementations), or of the maximum level of employee salary deductions.

HR News No. 7/ December 2016

Even though we have already released the standard number of issues of our HR News for the year, we’ve managed to prepare an additional, special Christmas edition. We will introduce you to a plethora of changes and updates, which have either already come into effect, or will in the near future. 

HR News No. 6/ October 2016

The fall season brings us yet another surprise from the European Union – this time in the field of personal data protection, in which there will be major changes obligatory for all member states. As of the middle of the year 2018, the new Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (the “Regulation”) will come into effect, along with a Penal Law Directive in the field of the protection of personal data. Since the Regulation will be automatically binding for all Czech persons (including Czech employers), and since there will be many changes, we decided to give you a brief introduction early.

HR News No. 5 / July 2016

We haven't seen an amendment of the Labour Code this extensive since about five years ago. The upcoming amendment, which brings about the same number of important changes as the previous one, should come into force on April 1st 2017. Such occurence is unusual, as most substantial amending Acts generally come into force on the first day of the year.

The Act is currently in the beginnings of the legislative process, so its final form is uncertain. However, it's already clear now that most of the important changes that have been agreed upon by social partners will be included in the amendment next spring.

HR News No. 4 / June 2016

In this issue of HR News, we focus on occupational health services - in the first part, we discuss the new amendment of the Act on specific health services, which is currently scheduled to be discussed in the Chamber of Deputies, and, in the second part, we mention a number of interesting court decisions on occupational health services from the last few months.

HR News No. 3 / March 2016 - SPECIAL EDITION

The State Labour Inspection Office issued new formal policy guidelines laying out the principles for the evaluation of comparable labour and wage conditions of agency employees and those employers who use their services (users). These guidelines are the first official document that explicitly states how comparable conditions should be defined. In practice, the guidelines are going to be a practical tool not only for employment agencies, but especially for those employers who use the services of these agencies, and who will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with maintaining comparable wages and working conditions.

HR News No. 2 / March 2016

In this year’s second edition of HR News, we examine new legislation concerning the service of professional military personnel, which aims to strengthen the defense of the Czech Republic and bring more young people into the so-called Active Reserves. What impact will this new legislation have on the operations of employers? And how is the system of government financial support changing? 

In the second part, we will then take a look at a new CJEU ruling concerning working hours (the “TYCO” Ruling), which will have a fundamental impact on how Czech employers will view work performance during business travel.

HR News No. 1 / January 2016

As is now almost traditional, our New Year’s edition of HR News brings a practical summary of all kinds of possible changes that you need to be on the lookout for in your HR practice starting from 1 January 2016. You will be able to read, for example, about new figures concerning travel allowances, we will remind you of the increase in minimum wage (and of its implementations), or of the maximum level of employee salary deductions. We will also discuss the development of the amendment concerning agency employment, as well as new European case law.

HR News No. 6 / December 2015

The content of this issue is primarily dedicated to the so much (dis)liked case law. Not to discourage you at the beginning though, at first, we remind you of and summarize the development of cancellation of the Second Pillar of the pensions savings system.

In the following part, we then review the decision of the Czech Supreme Court with the topic of acting on behalf of a company with a collective statutory body.

The second decision was issued by the Court of Justice of the EU in the area of personal data transfer to the US which (although not being obvious at first sight) may affect a relatively big number of employers.

HR News No. 5 / October 2015

Also the fifth edition of our HR News is devoted to the legislative news in the employment law area - in greater detail, we talk about increase of the minimum and the lowest guaranteed wage and about the planned amendment to the laws on employment related medical services.

Further, we describe the definite approval of the amendment to the Act on Protection of Public Health which introduces a number of new sanctions in the area of employment related medical services and occupational health and safety or the technical amendment to the Labour Code coming into effect.

HR News No. 4 / August 2015

The fourth edition of HR News picks up on the topics of May issue of our bulletin - mainly on the technical amendment of the Labor Code and the specifics of the changes in the area of employment agencies.

In the second part, we than talk about the so-called Kurzarbeit,  new government regulation about the compensation of pain and social impairment caused by a work accident or occupational disease or the news about plans to recognize Good Friday as a new public holiday.

HR News No. 3 / May 2015

The third issue of HR News this year will focus on important changes dealing with the amendment to the Labour Code and to the agency work regulations. Furthermore, you can read about the abolition of the second pillar of the pension system  and about the fundamental changes in agency work in Slovakia.

HR News No. 2 / April 2015

The second issue of HR News this year will-as we’ve promised-focus in detail on the amendment to the Act on Protection of Public Health, which is expected to cause a  small revolution in the sanctions imposed in the area of protection of employee health.

Furthermore, we will look at a hot topic from neighbouring Germany – the introduction of national minimum wage and in the end , we will mention the amendment to the Act on Employment, which is currently in preparation and is supposed to comprehensively change Czech agency employment.

HR News No. 1 / January 2015

This year's HR News focus on changes that apply from 1 January 2015. You will find here a complete overview of practical information that will definitely come in handy in 2015. For example, the New Year's HR News provides you with information about changes to employees’ contributions to life insurance and about rates of travel expenses.

HR News No. 5 / October 2014

In the October issue of HR News we will start with another increase of the minimum salary, which will affect the costs of most employers – e.g. those who provide employees with unpaid leave.

Before the end of the year the new Act on Child Groups will probably finally come into force. Especially, we will take a look on whether the legislation connects the operation of a child group with some benefits for employers and employees. The last part of HR News will contain practical notifications on adjusted sanctions for illegal employment and changes in documentation of accidents at work for the year 2015.

HR News No. 4 / July + August 2014

This year´s holiday issue of HR News is dedicated mainly to the planned amendment of the Labour Code which should come into effect on 1 January 2015. According to the current progress of the amendment through the legislative process, it looks so far that apart from small technical changes it will mainly concern the regulation of work injuries – the goal of the amendment is to move the regulation of compensation for work injuries and work illnesses from transitional provisions and include it back to the main body of the Labour Code, specifically to the part regulating compensation for damage within employment law relationships.

In the second part of HR News, there is a brief notice to the planned duty to pay social security and health insurance from severance pay which was, however, again (and hopefully forever) repealed.

Finally, at the very end, you will find an introduction of our new project: Randls Training, educational agency, offers seminars and training as of September 2014. The seminars will not only be led by the members of Randls employment law team, but also by many interesting guests.

HR News No. 3 / June 2014

The June issue of HR News is dedicated to amendment of the Act on the Residence of Foreigners and other related acts which shall come into force as of June 24, 2014. The following part focuses on the advised amendment, changing the Act on Employment, especially on a analysis of the main changes of the Act on Employment.

HR News No. 2 / April 2014

The April issue of HR News focuses primarily to the most interesting case law of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic. Its judges have recently commented on a number of appealing topics among which we have chosen the following: (i) strictly judged intensity of the breach of employee´s work obligations leading to the immediate termination of his/her employment relationship, (ii) concurrence of the employment relationship and the function of Statutory Director, and (iii) requirements of a medical statement which forms grounds for the notice of termination.

The second part of HR News than briefly mention the prepared amendment of the Act on Employment and the amendment of the Act on Residence of Foreigners which are – after all – being slowly passed through the legislative procedure.

HR News No. 1 / January 2014

The first HR News of this year brings the traditional summary of the practical numbers which change every year and which are essential for the HR practice in 2014.

HR News No. 7 / November 2013

The November issue of HR News follows the previous one, published in October, and brings further information on changes in the employment law area regarding the recodification of Czech private law which will be effectiveas of January 1, 2014.

HR News No. 6 / October 2013

The New Civil Code comes into force as of January 1, 2014. New thoughts and principles of the law, however, will enter into the HR practice rather insidiously – at first sight, the changes are almost invisible, yet, for the future, they are essential in many respects. In this regard, if we want to prevent any problems, we have to start thinking another way and also treat the HR issues differently than we have been doing so far.

HR News No. 5 / August 2013

August issue of HR News brings information about increase of minimum and guaranteed wage. In the article you may read which areas this increase will influence the most and what further effects it will have on salary and employment area. Further in the article you may read about amendment of the Act on Employment, which is being discussed by the members of parliament.

HR News No. 4 / June 2013

Recent swift events on the Czech political scene unfortunately have not contributed favourably to the further steps of lawmakers we expected. During its June session, the Chamber of Deputies did not pass the proposal of the Act which amends some other laws in connection with the recodification of the Czech private substantive law. Nevertheless, the planned date of its effectiveness is stated as of January, 1 2014, along with the new Civil Code. In this respect, we can only hope that all related legislation will be amended in time so that after New Year’s Eve there will not be a big mess from the Czech private law. Further we would like to share with you the most interesting case law of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic. Contrary to the legislators, the judges have been extraordinarily busy and have opined recently a number of current employment law issues.  

HR News No. 3 / May 2013

In the May issue of HR News we bring information about planned amendment to the Act on Employment and other regulations. Main purpose of the amendment should be a decrease to the administrative load on the employer´s side, but as it often happens, it will bring a number of other changes, inter alia in the field of administrative offenses.

HR News No. 2 / March 2013

New legislation, which regulates employment related medical services, came into effect as of 1 April 2012, however it contained transitional provisions, which enabled employers to continue proceeding according to the old regulations on company preventive care for one year. The date of 1 April 2013, by which the new regulation will be used in its full extent, is getting unstoppably closer. It is about time to get acquainted with what it will mean for employers, and to conclude contracts with providers of employment related services according to new regulations.

HR News No. 1 / February 2013

In this year´s first issue of HR News, a summary of numbers changing on the beginning of each year is provided. We have attempted to list all the necessary data for your HR practice in 2013. Further, we return to a topic from our last HR News – pension reform, of which we gathered some more practical tips since the last issue.

HR News No. 6 / December 2012

Special christmas issue brings informations about pension reform, which presents one of the most significant legislative changes which will enter into force at the beginning of 2013. In the last issue of this year we also uncover topics of first two HR Meetings in 2013.

HR News No. 5 / November 2012

In the November issue of HR News we take a look at a few top news items that have recently emerged. Whether it is a reopened topic of the transfer of employees´ paid leave to the next year, or a very important change which is probably awaiting us in 2014. That is the amendment of the Labour Code and other legal regulations in connection with the new Civil Code coming into force. Further, we take a look at the moderation of criteria for taking part in the fast-track procedure for in-house redeployment of workers of foreign investors, or a proposal of a legislative solution to whistleblowing.

HR News No. 4 / August 2012

On 1 January 2012 the amendment to the Act on Employment came into force. This amendment affects, inter alia, also the fulfilment of the obligatory share of employing of disabled persons. However, it is often forgotten that the procedure during the fulfilment of the obligatory share and the calculation of the average annual recalculated number of employees is further regulated also by the special implementing regulation. Moreover, recently the discussion regarding the so-called rebilling of the products and services has emerged in this context, so we would like to summarize this issue for you in this edition of HR News.

HR News No. 3 / June 2012

The amendment to the Act of Employment which has established the duty of the employer to have copies of documents proving the existence of employment relationships at the workplace since January 1, 2012 raised many questions for employers. In response, HR News offers in this issue a practical summary of this often-criticized regulation.

HR News No. 2 / March 2012

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has issued methodical instructions for the issuance of new work permits for foreigners. It has made the conditions for employing non-EU countries citizens much harder in order to support the employment rate of Czech citizens. This issue of HR News therefore focused on this matter, and our opinions on the most important changes were explained.

HR News No. 1 / February 2012

Changes made in sickness insurance were in the shadow of changes made in the Labour Code and the Act on Employment. This does not make them less important for HR practice at all. In the first 2012 issue of HR News, these changes were highlighted and summarized. Besides, we also examined the amendment to the Commercial Code, which enabled the concurrence of the employment relationship and the performance of statutory body function.

HR News No. 7+8 / November + December 2011 - Special Christman Double Issue

The long-promised double issue of HR News regarding the amendment of the Labour Code with effectiveness as of January 1, 2012 is finally here, and we hope that it will help you face some problems that this new regulation will bring. Since it is a more extensive document, this is the last issue of HR News of this year.

HR News No. 6 / October 2011

The “legislative storm” planned for the next year continues and – to be honest – even we are getting confused by all the amendments. Of course, the amendment of the Labour Code is still the most important item and despite the Senate veto it is almost certain that it will become effective as of 1.1.2012. However, in the shadow of this amendment´s run through the media, there are several amendments to the Act on Employment passing through the Parliament, which will also strongly affect employers´ everyday life. We will try to summarize the most important changes in this issue of HR News. Further, there was some room left for an important case concerning the termination of employment relationship by agreement due to organizational changes. We hope many of you will feel relieved when reading it, because in this respect an invalid termination does not constitute a threat.

HR News No. 5 / August 2011

In the next issue of HR News, we introduced you to the changes, which will affect labour law regulations not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Slovakia and Hungary. Whereas the amendment to the Czech Labour Code is in the first reading in the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, in Hungary the amendment has already come into force and in Slovakia its effectiveness is imminent.

In the second part of the August issue of HR News, we focused on the latest judgment of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic, which concerns the, still widely in use, “švarcsystém“ (i.e. an economic activity where people working for an employer are not his employees, but individual entrepreneurs).

HR News No. 4 / June 2011

In the June issue of HR News, we focused on the proposal of the Act on Specific Health Services as its regulation of occupational medical care will affect all employers. Further, we examined the legislative developments in connection with the planned substantive amendment to the Labour Code, which we had described in the March issue of HR News.

In the part concerning case-law, we looked at two important court decisions: the Czech Supreme Court brought a judgement dealing with the question of concluding working hours in employment agreements. Very interesting is the decision of the Czech Constitutional Court which addressed the place of work and the extent to which it can be agreed.

HR News No. 3 / April 2011

In this issue of HR News the prepared amendment to the Sickness Insurance Act was examined, which put insurance obligations on agreements to complete a job. Thus, the Government, in accordance with its Statement of Purpose, will increase the maximum extent of work performed on the basis of this agreement to 300 hours per year, but at a relatively high price, including considerably more paperwork for employers. Further, we will focus on the amendment to the Act on Employment, which will conversely reduce the administration of employers in connection with reporting of vacancies. However, this amendment also has negative effects, in particular the restraint of employment by agency of third country foreigners.

Also examined in this issue is an interesting decision by the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic, which, after the Labour Code has been in effect for four years, finally decided on the issue whether it is possible to recall an employee who was appointed to a managerial position under the previous Labour Code.

HR News No. 2 / March 2011

As a response to the 2008 judgment of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, which has cancelled some provisions of the Labour Code, as well as to comply with the government’s Statement of Purpose, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs prepared a conceptual amendment to the Labour Code. The proposal of the amendment has been sent to the external comment procedure on 4 March 2011; its effective date is planned for 1 January 2012. You will find a brief overview of the most important practical changes in this issue of HR News.

Server Novinky.cz refers to the March issue of HR News in the article MoLSA is preparing change of the conditions for remuneration for overtime work. The entire text can be found here.

Also Lidove noviny have used the overview of changes contained in the Randls HR News No. 2/2011 in their article New potential grounds for dismissals. The entire text of this contribution can be found here.

HR News No. 1 / February 2011

In this first 2011 issue of HR News, we looked closer at MoLSA’s planned measures against illegal employment. Also, with the start of the new year, it is a good time to remind employers of their regular duties, in particular the contribution to the state budget for not employing the obligatory share of disabled persons. We will also examine an interesting decision by the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic, relating to simultaneous performance of duties of a managing director who is at the same time an employee of the same company.

HR News No. 8 / December 2010

Special Christmas Edition of HR News informs about the basic concept of the substantive amendment to the Labour Code or about news in travel expenses in 2011, when the rates of catering fee and basic compensation for use of motor vehicles will be changed and the average price of fuel will be adapted. Henceforth, we continue in the “series” about budget measures in the competence of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

HR News No. 7 / October 2010

This issue of HR News includes developments in planned budget savings in the competence of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and we briefly present a proposal of the Act on the Employment Office of the Czech Republic. As well, two new important court decisions are analyzed on the second page.

HR News No. 6 / September 2010

In the last issue of HR News we informed you about scheduled changes connected with the statement of purpose of the new Government. Also connected with this statement, the government – or more precisely several ministries – are presently preparing amendments intended to effect those changes. In this issue of HR News, we analyze the proposals of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs which have passed the commentary process, have been discussed by the government and, according to unofficial sources, should be put before Parliament in September. This further clarifies the form of the planned changes. In the second part we focus on the prepared changes to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic.

HR News No. 5 / August 2010

The biggest event of the first month of the summer holidays is undoubtedly the appointment of the new government. With this also come some relatively radical changes that affect also the labour law. HR News brings you an overview of the most interesting ones. We also look at a decision of the Supreme Court concerning an invalid immediate termination of employment, and we briefly address the revision of the European Working Time Directive, which is becoming a never-ending story.

HR News No. 4 / June 2010

The pre-summer holidays issue of HR News begins with two new Governmental Decrees which address practical questions relating to employers and should come into force on January 1, 2011. In June the Office for Personal Data Protection published a new Position on the use of a photographic, video or sound record of an individual – we recommend reading it through carefully and acting accordingly. The fines imposed by the OPDP are known to be considerably high.

HR News No. 3 / May 2010

The third issue of HR News in 2010 begins with current decisions of the Constitutional Court. The first one addresses the possibility to immediately terminate employment due to a gross breach of obligations, which is still problematic for employers. The second decision concerns the abolishment of reduction limits for calculating pensions, which the Parliament will have to amend. In the next part we look at news about inspection activities from the State Labour Inspection Office to which employers should pay attention. We also draw your attention to a new Europe-wide Social Security Coordination Regulation, which entered into force as of 1 May 2010.

HR News No. 2 / March 2010

The second issue of HR News in 2010 begins with the amendment to the Government Decree on Health and Safety at Work, which brings very practical changes for employers. With a blocked Chamber of Deputies and upcoming elections, only delegated legislation is being approved. Thus the amendments and laws discussed in previous issues (except for the increase in maternity benefits) will not be approved before the election and they will have to be presented to the Chamber of Deputies again in its’ next term. For this reason we look at an interesting Supreme Court decision concerning the transfer of rights and obligations; this issue still causes Czech employers many problems. We then focus mainly on changes at the European level, where the European Visa Code will soon become effective. We also look into proposals of the European Parliament and European Council on extending maternity and parental leave and introducing paternity leave.

HR News No. 1 / February 2010

The first 2010 issue of HR News begins with rather bad news for employers. Dangerously close to approval is a proposal for employers to pay wage compensation for temporary incapacity to work from the first day of illness – without any state compensation to the employer. Another proposal would abolish ceilings for contributions to social security and health insurance. Also, 25 February approaches, which is the deadline for payments to the State budget instead of employing disabled persons. In addition we summarize changes in meal allowance, meal allowance abroad and other compensations in 2010. You might be interested in a breakthrough decision of the Supreme Court, which, for the first time, confirms discrimination in the workplace. The European law section focuses on the entry into force of the new Rome I Regulation.

HR News No. 6 / December 2009 - CHRISTMAS ISSUE

This issue of Randls HR News is mainly a summary of the changes that go into effect from 1 January 2010. It includes employment of old-age pensioners and reduction limits for calculating compensation for sick leave. In the next part of the News we inform you about an amendment to the decree on requirements for (not only) company day-care centres, proposals for the preservation of maternity benefits and attendance allowance for 2010 at the current level and other legislation under discussion.

HR News No. 5 / October 2009 - SPECIAL ISSUE

The main legislative event of the fall is undoubtedly the adoption of the State Budget for 2010 and the related low-budget package, which shall reduce the deficit from CZK 230 billion to CZK 163 billion. The low-budget package brings, for example, a rise in the VAT rate or consumer tax, but it also changes several acts in the employment law area, mainly social security and health insurance, sickness benefits or state social support. That is why we prepared this special issue of HR News for you, where we will acquaint you with the numerous changes brought by the package from an HR manager’s perspective. We will take a practical look at individual changes, by comparing current legal regulations with the ones after the effective date of the low-budget package - 1 January 2010.

HR News No. 4 / August 2009

Even during Parliament’s traditional summeHR News No. 1/2012/pr vacation there has been a number of changes in employment law. In our fourth issue of HR News we discuss, for example, the newly published amendment to the Act on Supplementary Pension Insurance, which now guarantees employees a free choice of pension funds into which their employer pays its contributions. Better news for employers is the definitive introduction of temporary deductions for employer-paid social security insurance. We have already informed you about the adoption of the Anti-Discrimination Act, this time we will focus on its basic contents. We hope that you will find interesting the new Position Paper from the Office for Personal Data Protection concerning employees’ biometric data as well as the decision of the Supreme Court addressing breaches of employee confidentiality as it regards personal data of other employees.

HR News No. 3 / June 2009

The third edition of Randls HR News brings information from the last meeting of the Chamber of deputies before the summer break, where MP´s suprisingly adopted the Anti-Discrimination Act as well as expected crisis-fighting proposals. Another rather revolutionary bit of information is the abandonment of obligatory vehicle mileage log. We also draw your attention to a Supreme Court ruling which deals with the loss of a bank´s trust in its employee, which may go so far as a notice of termination. Finally, we discuss two rather interesting possibilities for employers: European Social Fund grants for employee education and to establish company day-care centres.

HR News No. 2 / May 2009

In the second edition of Randls HR News, we continue last issue’s discussion of proposals for mitigating the effects of the current economic crisis. While the last issue looked at the government’s proposals, in this issue we focus on amendments that the opposition submitted to the Chamber of Deputies. We would also like to draw your attention to a new act establishing Data mailboxes as well as the little known MoLSA Call Centre, which provides useful information – especially about the Act on Employment.

HR News No. 1 / March 2009

We bring you the first issue of Randls HR News – a regular update in the field of employment and human resources from the new law firm, Randl Partners. We will issue HR News in more or less monthly intervals, always focusing on current issues in the field of both Czech and European employment law. HR News will primarily discuss prepared legislation, judicial decisions and opinions of relevant institutions. We hope that the information in HR News will be useful for you. If you have any suggestions or ideas for content, please contact us at employment@randls.com.

In our March news we inform in detail about the conceptual amendment to the Labour Code, the proposal for which was recently presented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (“MoLSA”). Other legislation discussed is related to the current economic crisis – a government regulation restricting the employment of foreigners, the cancelation of advance payments for income tax for certain persons or changes in social security and health insurance. There is also more positive information about the so-called family package, as the exact wordings of the 5 proposals of new laws / amendments have been presented.