One step closer to interconnecting commercial registers within EU

The harmonisation of EU law regarding the use of digital tools and processes in corporate law has taken on a concrete form: an amendment to the Act on Public Registers, implementing a part of the changes prescribed by the EU directive into Czech law…

Compensation for work accidents in light of amendment to Labour Code

Effective 1 January 2021, an amendment to the Labour Code changed the rules of compensation for accidents at work and occupational diseases, introducing a one-time compensation to close persons for non-material damage in the event of particularly…

Changes to Qualified Employee relocation programme

As of 1 January 2021, both the minimum wage and the lowest guaranteed wage level have increased. This affects, among other things, one of the programmes for the economic migration of foreigners – the Qualified Employee programme. And this is not the…

What will 2021 bring for employers in terms of labour and foreigners’ law?

For employers, the past year has been one of the most turbulent in modern Czech history in terms of the number of legislative changes adopted. New regulations relating to the coronavirus pandemic were being adopted non-stop, and literally amended on…

The Office for Personal Data Protection advises data controllers on personal data…

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has introduced a new obligation for data controllers: to carry out a data protection impact assessment (DPIA). The obligation concerns the processing of data that involves a high risk of impacting the…

Online fraud or: “misfortune a mouse click away”

Increasingly often, we’ve come across cases where clients have fallen victim to sophisticated online fraud. Since virtually anyone can potentially become a victim of social engineering, let this article be a warning of this dangerous phenomenon.

Record-breaking spam penalty

In August of this year, the Office for Personal Data Protection (the Office) imposed the highest fine to date for the repeated unsolicited sending of commercial communications (spam). The company selling second hand cars paid CZK 6 million.

DORA to enhance cyber resilience of financial institutions

The European Commission has released a proposal for the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), laying down the requirements for the information and communication technology (ICT) security of financial institutions. Banks, stock exchanges,…

Impact of health ministry’s protective measures on travel and employment in the CR

Since 5 October 2020, a new protective measure of the Ministry of Health has been in effect, aiming to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The measure restricts the crossing of borders by both Czech citizens and foreigners, and is…

How to prepare for the amendment to the Corporations Act

On 1 January 2021, an amendment to the Corporations Act will enter into effect, bringing a number of changes to corporate law. Most of the mandatory provisions of the amended law will be enforced against provisions of founding documents that are in…

AML changes about to be finalised

Although the deadline for the implementation of the fourth and fifth AML Directives has already expired, the Czech Republic has not yet adopted adequate implementing regulations and is now facing infringement proceedings from the European Commission…

Adaptation/integration courses for foreigners in the CR

The adaptation and integration of foreigners has been a hot topic worldwide. The first element of foreigner integration was introduced to Czech legislation already in 2009 in the form of a Czech language exam as a precondition for certain types of…