Lump-sum compensation for employers upon garnishment of wages

On 1 January 2022, an amendment to the Enforcement Procedure Code entered into force, addressing multiple enforcement proceedings against a single debtor and amending the rights of parties to the proceedings. Apart from substantially improving the…

EU: new rules for customer-supplier contracts

The European Commission has issued a new regulation stipulating exemptions from the ban on vertical agreements. What to watch out for when concluding distribution and other customer-supplier contracts from 1 June 2022?

Beware of errors in personal data protection impact assessments

The Office for Personal Data Protection (OPDP) has published its annual report for the past year, drawing attention to the mistakes made by data controllers in the processing of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs).

Amendment to Act on Register of Beneficial Owners

Less than a year has passed since the new law on the registration of beneficial owners came into force, and already the Ministry of Justice together with the Ministry of Finance is proposing an amendment to change, inter alia, the beneficial owner…

Telemarketing only with consent

Call centre operators wanting to pass on marketing messages have less than three months left to call people on phone numbers in public telephone directories. This option will end on 1 July 2022; after then, people can only be contacted via such…

Implementation of the directive on digitalisation in company law

Following the EU Digitalisation Directive, the chamber of deputies is currently debating a bill to amend corporate law legislation. The main aim of the new legislation is to simplify and speed up the establishment of corporations, and to strengthen…

Home office rules? Legislative amendment back on table

Work from home has boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many employees continue to use it. Yet, the Labour Code addresses work outside employer's workplace only marginally, and no amendment to the existing regulation has passed so far. This…

Harsh penalties for breach of employer’s reporting obligation

Foreign employees are relatively commonplace for many Czech employers. We know from practice that employers often neglect some of their obligations, especially for foreign workers from the EU, and are then surprised when penalised by competent…

ESG and new obligations for investment firms

From August 2022, investment firms, securities traders, and other financial service providers covered by MiFID II will be required to introduce more detailed information and questionnaires for investors when providing investment advice and portfolio…

Discontinuation of enforcement proceedings without creditors having to cover costs

On 1 January 2022, an amendment to the Enforcement Procedure Code entered into force, aiming to resolve the problem of multiple executions and to modify the rights of the parties to the proceedings. However, the final effect of the new regulation is…

SAC on rules for mutual representation of states in issuing Schengen visas

The Czech Republic does not have diplomatic representation in all countries whose citizens are subject to visa requirements. The same applies to other Schengen member states. While this does not mean that citizens of those states cannot travel to…

Ombudsman: how to improve treatment of EU workers

EU legislation aims to ensure that in member states, domestic workers and those from other EU countries are treated equally. A level-playing field is essential for free movement in the EU internal market. However, a recent survey by the Czech…