The Work-life Balance Directive and its contribution to flexible working arrangements
EU Member States have until 2 August 2022 to implement Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU (the Work-life Balance Directive) (hereinafter as the “Directive”). The primary objective of the Directive is to ensure or …Read more
Current non-competition clause in labour law
A non-competition clause is one of the tools to protect an employer from potential leak of information to its competitors through its (then former) employees and could be an effective tool to protect the employer’s business know-how if negotiated correctly and sensitively. Although the legal regulation of the non-competition clause contained in the provisions of …Read more
Kurzarbeit the Czech way
The amendment to the Employment Act, implemented by Act No. 248/2021 Coll., brought the institution of a part-time work allowance, or so-called kurzarbeit, into the Czech legal system with effect from 1 July 2021. General The amendment to the Act No. 435/2004 Coll., on Employment, as amended (the Employment Act) provides for a legislative implementation …Read more
Will there be changes in the regulation of home office?
Working from home has undergone a stress test in the past year and has become one of the important tools in the fight against the pandemic, although the legislator did not pay much attention to this matter when drafting Act No. 262/2006 Coll., the Labour Code, as amended (hereinafter the “Labour Code“). A group of …Read more