Labour-law earthquake to hit for the first time in June

The years of effort to adopt an extensive amendment to the Labour Code have finally borne fruit: the governmental bill has passed through the legislative process and was promulgated in the Collection of Laws under No. 285/2020, with the effective…

Planned changes to Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals for 2021

The government has proposed changes to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals as part of an amendment responding to a new bill on identity cards deriving from a new EU regulation on strengthening the security of identity cards of EU citizens…

How did the Labour Inspection Office sanction employers in 2019?

The State Labour Inspection Office (SLIO) has published its inspection report for 2019. What were the outcomes of its inspections focusing on agency employment, illegal employment, concealed employment mediation and employee monitoring?

Modernisation of consumer rules

A new EU directive revises the consumer right rules that must now be transposed into the legislations of the individual member states. The duties of traders towards consumers have been extended, as have the sanctions for their violations.

Detailed guidance on consent under GDPR

At the beginning of May 2020, the European Data Protection Board (formerly the Article 29 Working Party) issued new guidelines on obtaining and proving consent with personal data processing from data subjects, supplementing the existing Article 29…

Employee protection against employer’s insolvency reinstated

The protection of employees against their employer’s insolvency is not new in the Czech system of law. However, with the adoption of ‘Lex Covid’ in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, it had been temporarily taken away: employees lost the…

Residence of foreigners after the state of emergency

During the state of emergency, the Asylum and Migration Policy Section of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in charge of the foreign nationals agenda, limited its activity to essential matters concerning the residence of foreigners. How is it…

New duty to provide information on tourism services

Within the measures adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators have passed a legal amendment introducing the duty for tourism services intermediaries (typically Airbnb and similar platforms) to provide information on these services to…

Will tax administrators have to file taxpayers’ financial statements in the…

At the end of January, a group of deputies submitted a draft amendment to the Act on Public Registers that introduces the duty of tax administrators to file on behalf of individuals and corporate entities recorded in public registers their ordinary,…

Permits to mediate employment complicate employment of foreign nationals

Last year’s amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals forbids foreigners with employee cards to change their employers if these are employment agencies, i.e. entities holding a licence for the mediation of employment. These involve…

Amendment to Civil Code abolishes pre-emptive right

In April 2020, an amendment to the Civil Code that may significantly enhance the liquidity of residential units was published in the Collection of Laws. Although a drop in real property prices is expected in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak,…

Exit tax – new criterion for cross-border restructuring

Effective from the taxable period started 1 January 2020, an amendment to the Income Tax Act introduced a tax on the relocation of assets without a change of ownership, i.e. exit tax. What cross-border transactions are subject to the exit taxation?