EU unifies chargers for phones, tablets, and laptops

From 2024, all phones and tablets sold in the EU will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C charging port. Two years later, the obligation will extend to laptops.

Self-employed can associate and bargain collectively

The European Commission has issued guidelines on the application of EU competition law to collective agreements regarding the working conditions of self-employed persons who are in the same position as employees. Under these guidelines, it will be…

Registration of beneficial owners: who exercises control?

Effective 1 October of this year, the Act on the Registration of Beneficial Owners has undergone fundamental changes. The legislators complied with the requirements of the European Commission and eliminated the deficiencies concerning the definition…

When does Labour Code not apply to truck drivers?

In the summer, an amendment to the Road Transport Act entered into effect, as a result of which certain provisions of the Labour Code shall not apply to drivers in international road transport from 1 August 2022. The amendment thus restricts certain…

Compensation for connecting flight delays mandatory

The Court of Justice of the EU strengthened air passenger rights while highlighting the role of travel agents in ticket sales (C-436/21). Passengers will thus be entitled to compensation even for the delay of a connecting flight operated by a…

Upcoming legislative changes to agreements outside employment contracts

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has submitted a long-awaited bill to amend the Labour Code, which is to implement two EU directives in Czech law. Among other things, the new regulation will affect the working conditions of employees…

Upcoming changes to Transformations Act

The first draft of the long-awaited amendment to the Act on Transformations has been published in the electronic library of the legislation in preparation and brings a number of significant changes. The bill implements EU directives amending EU…

Labour Code amendment to increase administrative burden related to posting of workers

Another novelty brought by the upcoming amendment to the Labour Code (apart from remote work) is a significant extension of employers’ information obligation upon cross-border posting of workers. The changes respond to the EU Directive on…

Amendment to Labour Code introduces new home office rules

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has published an eagerly awaited draft amendment to the Labour Code introducing several new changes, the most significant one being the comprehensive regulation of home office. A more detailed regulation of…

Compensation for work accidents and occupational diseases to increase from September

The high inflation of recent months has affected the compensation provided to employees for accidents at work and occupational diseases. From September, such compensation is to be further valorised, primarily for the benefit of employees.

Beneficial owner registration: a game-changing amendment enters into effect in…

From 1 June 2021, the Beneficial Owner Registration Act following from the V. AML Directive has brought fundamental changes to the registration of beneficial owners in the Czech Republic, making life difficult for numerous companies and other…

Czech Labour Code not applicable to drivers in transit from other EU member states

The amendment to the Road Transport Act brings many changes: the law newly regulates the posting of drivers from other EU member states, and these rules significantly differ from the general regulation of the posting of workers under the Czech…