Amendment to the Labor Code – further details on posting employees

Simultaneously with the current amendment to the Labor Code, a transposition amendment to the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services took place. The changes will have an impact on the complexity of verifying the conditions under which the employees of the host company are remunerated, and may also result in an increase in the cost of posting an employee to another country. Nataša Randlová and David Smolař therefore summarize the essence of posting employees within the cross-border provision of services in the holiday double issue of Práce and Mzda magazine, pointing out the most fundamental changes that the new regulation will bring and clarifying some unclear points in legal regulations. Dušan Nitschneider from the Slovak office of Nitschneider & Partners summarizes the rules that Czech employers will have to follow when posting employees to Slovakia.

Amendment to the Labor Code – brief overview

In this article, which can be found in the summer issue of the magazine Práce a Mzda, Nataša Randlová and Jakub Lejsek explain the most important recent amendments of the Labor Code with a simple commentary that draws attention to what is actually changing compared to the current regulation and what employers should focus on in practice.

Providing resources for trade union activity has its limits

Trade unions cannot unilaterally dictate what resources employer has to provide for trade union activities. In the holiday double issue of the magazine Práce and Mzda, Nataša Randlová and Lucie Brázdová explain which activities fall under the “due” performance of trade union activities and also deal with the question of whether a trade union has the right to unilaterally determine resources falling under Section 277 of the Labor Code and enforce provision of such resources by the employer or not.

COVID-19 pandemic and labor law implications

In this year’s fifth issue of Práce a Mzda magazine, Nataša Randlová and Jakub Lejsek offer a brief summary of how to orientate oneself in the issues related to COVID-19, especially from the point of view of the employee and the employer.

HR News No. 4 / June 2020

This year’s fourth edition of our HR News is devoted to a brief summary of the amendment of the Act on Public Health Protection concerning the areas of OSH and Occupational Medical Services (OMS), the changes in deductions from severance payment of the employee, prolongation of the Antivirus program A and B, and introduction of regime C. You may further find information about the new Labour Office program on support of employment which may benefit both employees and employers and also some interesting case-law.

HR News No. 3/ May 2020

As a result of governmental and ministerial measures and precautions relating to the spread of the COVID-19 disease, many employers have been forced to either temporarily close or considerably limit their operations. Other employers have limited the presence of their employees in the workplace voluntarily as a preventive measure of their own. Now, the measures are being lifted and the employees can gradually start returning to their workplaces. However, together with the increase of the number of employees in the workplace the risk of the spread of the disease increases again – it is a kind of a vicious circle. To be able to react properly to the return of your employees, we have prepared a list of precautions which may help to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the workplace.

Work-life balance

In the April issue of Práce and Mzda periodical, Nataša Randlová and Lucie Brázdová explain what the new European directive on work-life balance for parents and carers (European Parliament and Council Directive (EU) 2019 / 1158) could mean in practice. Its aim is to enable women to better participate in the labor market and to motivate fathers to get involved in child and household care as soon as possible. It does so particularly by introducing a minimum length of the paternity leave, the amount of paternity and parental allowance and emphasising the right to work from home. The Czech Republic is obliged to transpose the Directive into its legal system by 2 August 2022 at the latest.

Rules for collective redundancies

On the website Lidové noviny, Nataša Randlová explains the requirements set by the Labour Code to which employers must adhere in the event of collective redundancies.

An Article can be found here.

Kurzarbeit

According to the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic, the Government should, based on the latest experience, turn the so-called kurzarbeit into a systemic tool for the purposes of future crises. What should kurzarbeit look like in the future? Among the experts invited to online discussion by Jan Rafaj, Vice President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic, was Nataša Randlová. You can watch the recording of the discussion here.

Rules for collective redundancies

In an article published on 4 May 2020 in Lidové noviny, Nataša Randlová explains the requirements set by the Labour Code to which employers must adhere in the event of collective redundancies.