Big changes ahead for databoxes. Will you get one, too?

The ever-present emphasis on digitisation will also have a significant impact on communication via databoxes. The first changes brought about by an amendment to the law regulating databoxes will already be effective from January 2022.

Stricter conditions for foreign workers relocations

During the past year, the coordination body for state border control and migration management repeatedly changed the conditions for using governmental economic migration programmes. The last changes entered into effect in December last year.

Will amendment to the Act on the Protection of Competition bring significant changes?

Even though the Czech Republic has already missed the deadline for the transposition of the relevant EU directive, it is yet again attempting to amend the Act on the Protection of Competition. The amendment should allow to keep the identity of…

Personal Data Protection Office imposing penalties mainly for unsolicited…

The Office for Personal Data Protection has published an overview of its inspections for the first half of 2021. The office most often and most severely sanctioned sending of unsolicited commercial communications. Penalties were also imposed for…

How to set wage ranges in job vacancy reports

When employing foreigners, reporting job vacancies to the Labour Office is an important step. Practice shows that when preparing a job vacancy report, it is important to correctly define not just the required qualification and place of work, but…

Beware of high penalties when posting workers abroad

Although the European and Czech regulation of special rights of employees posted abroad is quite old, many employers are unaware of its existence or choose to ignore it arguing that no one will find out. With such ignorance, they are risking heavy…

Cookies and marketing calls only with prior consent

From 1 January 2022, an amendment to the Electronic Communications Act will allow obtaining and processing cookies only with provable user consent. The requirement to obtain consent will not apply to technical cookies. Similarly, it will be possible…

Another step towards digitisation in corporate law

The Ministry of Justice has prepared a bill to implement into Czech law further changes arising from the EU directive as regards the use of digital tools and processes in corporate law. The related amendment to the Notarial Code has already entered…

Changes in carer’s allowance and paternity leave

Ensuring equal opportunities for men and women and work-life balance have long been pressing issues on the European Union’s agenda, going hand in hand with the effort to allow fathers to be more involved in raising their children. One of the tools…

New areas of unqualified trade

With the transposition of new EU rules aiming to prevent the use of financial systems for money laundering or the financing of terrorism into Czech law, new activities were added to ‘unqualified trade’ under the Trade Licensing Act on 1 January 2021…

Amendment to Act on Banks

The implementation of CRR II and CRD V has been delayed. The amendment introduces changes to the responsibility of banks, credit unions and securities brokers and new authorisations of the Czech National Bank. Financial institutions must prepare…

August brings significant changes to regulation of foreigners’ residence in the CR

An amendment to the Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals has undergone a dramatic legislative process. After being vetoed by the senate and subsequently overruled by the deputies, the amendment was signed by the president and promulgated in the…