Employment Contract Details
Employment contracts must be in writing and both the employee and the employer must receive a copy.
There is a maximum probation period of 3 months for general employees and 6 months for managers.
Minimum Wage Requirements
For most employees, the Minimum Wage is CZK 15,200 per month.
Maximum working hours and overtime
The maximum working time is generally 40 hours per week and 8 hours a day. When work exceeds 40 hours per week, overtime payment is due to the employee.
Bonus and expense payments
There is no statutory requirement. However, it's common practice to provide a bonus paid twice a year.
Parental leave may be granted, upon request, after the end of maternity leave or after childbirth, or upon taking a child into their care, until the child turns 4. The employer is required to provide this leave under the Labor Code, but not after the child reaches the age of 3 years.
- Maternity leave is up to 28 weeks and 37 weeks in the case of multiple births, single motherhood, widows, divorced or those who do not live with a partner. During maternity leave, employees receive an allowance equal to 70% of their usual salary, paid directly by the district social security office.
- Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to paternity leave if their name is stated on the birth certificate. Paternity leave corresponds to 7 days to the care of a new-born child within 6 weeks after childbirth or from the date on which the child was taken into care.
During the first 14 sick-days leave, employers are allowed to check if the employee is following medical instructions. If they do not comply employers may reduce sick leave or, in the case of a gross violation, refuse to pay them at all.