CJEU decision fundamentally changes concept of reference periods for determining average working time

The Court of Justice of the EU recently issued a judgment that will most likely affect most Czech (and other) employers. The decision fundamentally changes the approach to reference periods used for monitoring overtime work or unevenly distributed…

Time clocks, really? CJEU’s decision on recording working hours and its effect on Czech employers

In the middle of May this year, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) issued a judgment holding that member states must stipulate the employers’ obligation to set up an objective, reliable and accessible system allowing to measure the duration of…

CJEU setting stricter rules for on-call time of workers

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dealt with a dispute between a Belgian firefighter and his employer regarding the employee’ entitlement for being on call (stand-by duty). The court held that that if the employee had to respond to the…

A big amendment to Labour Code is out of game

Already in February 2016, the Ministry of Labour presented its draft amendment to the Labour Code, aiming to significantly change this fundamental labour law. The deputies, however, did not manage to discuss the draft before the term end. As much as…