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Newsletter 19.9.2023: Amendment to the Labour Code

On 19 September 2023, an amendment to the Labour Code was published in the Collection of Laws, i.e. Act No. 281/2023 Coll., amending Act No. 262/2006 Coll., the Labour Code, as amended, and certain other acts (hereinafter also referred to as the "Labour Code"). As a whole, the amendment will come into force as of 1 October 2023, and in the part concerning holidays as of 1 January 2024.

It is a transposition of two European directives, namely: 

  • Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and carers (the Work-life Balance Directive), 
  • Directive (EU) 2019/1152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on trans-parental and predictable working conditions in the European Union (the so-called TPWC Directive).

The main changes introduced by the amendment to the Labour Code include:

  • introduction of the possibility of electronic conclusion of certain employment documents,
  • the extension of the employer's information obligation in relation to employees,  
  • provision of greater protection for employees working on the basis of an agreement to complete a work (hereinafter also referred to as "DPP") or an agreement on work performance (hereinafter also referred to as "DPČ"),
  • establishing new rules for teleworking (home office),
  • regulation of the delivery of documents by the employer to the employee,
  • other minor changes: parental leave, shorter working hours, uninterrupted rest.