Czech Republic – National Regulations in Employment Law


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Below you will find basic information on national labour law provisions in Czech Republic.

Interview with Elena Loucaides

Are there national and/or local collective agreements in the country that regulate labour relations?

Yes. National, depending on the branch of activity of the employer.

Are there different legal rules by department/canton?


Is there and what is the staff threshold above which the presence of staff representatives is mandatory?

No. Except for joint-stock companies with  more than 50 employees, in which the representatives are not mandatory, but have special rights, such as voting for 1/3 of members of the Supervisory Board.

Are trade unions present in the company?

Not compulsory.

If applicable what is the applicable legal working time? 

40 hours per week, with two-shift schedule 38,75 hours per week and with continuous  shift schedule 37,5 hours per week.

Is there a minimum wage set by law/collective agreements (yes/no)?

Yes. By the law and, if more favorable, by collective agreements.

What is the number of legal annual paid holidays?

20 days paid holiday per year, usually counted from Monday to Friday, unless there is uneven distribution of working time on rest days according to a shift schedule (weekends and public holidays).

Existence of specific classification of employees according to their functions/responsibilities? 

By law, superior employees may have longer probationary period and may be appointed to functions, from which they may be revoked (may result in lower pay, if the pay was linked to the function only).

Obligation to set up complementary social insurance schemes (mutual insurance/provident fund/pension)?

Not compulsory. There has been no reform of the pension system yet.
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