Amendment to Foreigners’ Residence Act not passed by Senate

In mid-June, the Chamber of Deputies approved the long-awaited bill to amend the Foreigners’ Residence Act and passed it on to the Senate. On 1 July, the Senate rejected the amendment. Below, we present the changes that the amendment was intended to…

Registration of beneficial owners’ first month

The Act on the Registration of Beneficial Owners, a ground-breaking legal regulation, entered into effect on 1 June 2021. Since this date, the registry of beneficial owners has been available to the public and allows individuals to obtain a partial…

Beware of new standard contractual clauses when transferring personal data outside…

The European Commission has adopted two implementing regulations with significant impact on personal data processing. Effective from 27 June 2021, it is possible to use new standard contractual clauses for transferring personal data from the EU/EEA…

Labour Inspection Office focuses on illegal employment and unlawful labour hire…

Illegal work and concealed agency employment are offences associated with the highest sanctions in the labour-law sphere, as the Labour Inspection Office may impose fines of up to CZK 10 million on employers. The office has been focusing on…

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs provides easier labour market access for…

The employment of foreigners has long raised a number of practical questions that employers and foreigners themselves often find difficult to answer. The Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic (Foreigners’ Residence Act) or…

Last year’s development of competition law – Czech Anti-Trust Office case law (II)

In this article, we summarise the decision-making practice of the Office for the Protection of Competition (“Anti-Trust Office”) in individual areas, including related statistics. We also focus on how successful competitors have been in…

Current developments in green finance

Although the Czech Republic is hardly a European leader in green investment and sustainable finance, financial institutions, headed by big banks, are getting ready for the new regulation. Apart from increasing transparency, the following years will…

Detailed home office regulation still not in sight (II): employee monitoring

In this article, we deal with the pitfalls that the monitoring of employees working from home may pose for employers. In this case, the employer’s right to know whether employees are performing the assigned work during working hours and are not…

Consular fees payable by card at 76 more embassies

Since March of last year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CR has been testing a non-cash payments project at selected embassies. During the testing period, it was possible to pay consular fees at these embassies not only in cash, by bank…

Detailed home-office regulation still not in sight

While with the COVID-19 pandemic working from home has been a hot labour-law topic for over a year, its detailed regulation in the Labour Code is still missing. This should change with the amendment to the Labour Code proposed by KDU-ČSL deputies.…

Last year’s development of competition law and its present impact — I

The Office for the Protection of Competition has published its annual report for 2020, which, inter alia, deals with legislative developments and decision-making practices in the field of competition law. This article summarises changes in…

Ban on dual food quality and other novelties in sales regulation

Effective 12 May 2021, the amendment to the Food and Tobacco Products Act responds to legislative changes at the EU level. In particular, it prohibits the marketing of dual-quality food and introduces stricter traceability of tobacco products. It…