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Czech Republic

Last updated on 7/8/2019
View all currencies in Czech koruna (CZK)

Minimum gross wage

Applicable
79.8 CZK
13,350 CZK

Salary per category

Unskilled

79.8 CZK to 83 CZK : tariff classes i-iii
Not applicable to posted workers

Skilled

83 CZK to 98 CZK tariff classes iii. - vi.
Not applicable to posted workers

Specialist

93 CZK to 98 CZK tariff class v. - vi.
Not applicable to posted workers

Foreman

98 CZK to 106 CZK tariff class vi. - vii.
Not applicable to posted workers

Daily

8 to 12 hours per day

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

8 per week
150 per year
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More hours only based on agreement between the employer and employee, but not more than 416 hours per year.
The total extent of overtime work must not be more than 8 hours weekly in average during a period which must not be longer than 26 consecutive weeks. This number may be extended to a maximum of 52 consecutive weeks, however, only based on a provision in the collective bargaining agreement.

Breaks

Rest

30 minutes
Not part of standard working time
Not paid
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It can be divided into parts no shorter than 15 minutes each, after a period of continuous work no longer than 6 hours (minors: 4.5 hours)

Special conditions

37.5 hours per week (a* and b**)
38.75 hours per week (c***)
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a*) underground work to mine coal, ores and other raw materials, in the mine construction domain and at mining sites for geological survey
b**) at workplaces with the three-shift or uninterrupted working regime
c***) at workplaces with the two-shift regime; employees under 18 (i.e. minors) are subject to specific Labour Code provisions

Within Czech Republic

Travel allowance

The cost of travel from the site of normal workplace (residence) to the site of work is paid by the employer, who shall set out the method of transport.
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Only if this is a business trip.
This also applies to business trips abroad.

Meal allowance

Min 82 CZK if the trip takes 5 to 12 hours
Min 124 CZK if the trip takes more than 12 hours
Min 195 CZK if the trip takes more than 18 hours

Accommodation allowance

Applicable if commuting is impossible and the employee stays at the construction site, the accommodation cost is paid by the employer.

Subsistence/daily allowance

Not applicable

Overtime

25 % of salary per hour
If the overtime is worked during continuous rest days, the premium must not be lower than 40% of average earnings.
Not applicable to posted workers

Evening work

From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Night work

Allowed
From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
10 % of salary per hour

Working on Saturdays

Allowed
10 % of salary per hour

Working on Sundays

Allowed
10 % of salary per hour

Working on public holidays

Allowed
100 % of salary per hour

Shift work

Allowed
The amount of the premium may be agreed in the corporate collective bargaining agreement.

Hazardous work

Min 50 CZK per hour
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Definition of the term "difficult working conditions" for financial compensation purposes will be provided by Government Decree.
Difficult working conditions
Min 10 % per hour

Standby pay

Not applicable unless set in the corporate collective bargaining agreement.

Annual holidays allowance

Not applicable unless set in the corporate collective bargaining agreement.

13th month

Not applicable unless set in the corporate collective bargaining agreement.

14th month

Not applicable unless set in the corporate collective bargaining agreement.

Additional wage components

Not applicable unless set in the corporate collective bargaining agreement.

Other

Min 15 % of average salary
25 % of average salary on rest days

Broken machinery

80 % of average salary

Bad weather conditions

60 % of average salary

Number of holidays

20 days per year
2 days per week no more than 5 per year *
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* irregularly distributed working time (shifts longer than 9 hours), or
work in a working time account, or
work depending on the weather
For posted workers
20 days per year

Public holidays

13 days per year
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Labour Day
8 May
5 July
6 July
28 September
28 October
17 November
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Social security contributions

Employer: 25% of the assessment basis (= gross wage) (in this: 2.3% health (= sickness) insurance, 21.5% pension insurance and 1.2% national employment policy)
Employee: 6.5%
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Social security contribution deducted from the salary of the employee is 6.5% of his salary. The 25% paid by the employer is in addition to the employee's gross salary. The same applies to the health insurance: the contribution deducted from the employee's salary is 4.5%. The 9% paid by the employer is above the employee's gross salary.

Income tax

15 % of the tax assessment basis

Additional pension funds

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This may be agreed in the corporate collective bargaining agreement.

Sickness/illness

Compensatory wage *
Days 1 to 4 : starting from the 4th working day (25th working hour) 60% of the reduced average earnings
Maximum 188.8434 CZK
Sickness insurance **
Starting from the 15th day, 60% of the daily assessment basis
Maximum 1,080 CZK
From which time on 31 day 66 %
Maximum 1,188 CZK
From which time on 61 day 72 %
Maximum 1,296 CZK

Work injuries/accidents

Employer (insurance company) pays the difference between the compensatory wage/sickness insurance payments and average earnings (up to 100%). The employer is obliged to take out an insurance policy to cover this.
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The differential payment may be reduced if the employer failed to comply with applicable safety rules/regulations.

Info Contacts

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T. +420 234 462 192
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