Employees rejoice! Employers be careful!

An amendment to the Labour Code will become effective on 1 July 2019, repealing the relatively controversial institute of the waiting period under temporary incapacity for work.

From July 2019, employees will be entitled to salary in the event of temporary incapacity for work from the first day of absence due to illness.

In practice, this change will mean an increase in costs for employers in the form of salary paid to incapacitated employees for three days longer, the costs connected with the respective administrative changes to be implemented by 1 July 2019 and, last but not least, the risk of fines for non-performance of an obligation set by law, in case of errors in the payment of salary after 1 July 2019.

For more information, please contact Jiří Absolon, Lukáš Koukal or your contact person in our office.

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