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Schaffer news - Issue 2/2019

Wednesday, 29. May 2019 - 16:37
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Constitutional Court facilitates legalization of residence of family members of Czech nationals

Wednesday, 29. May 2019 - 16:19
It held true pursuant to the 2017 amendment to the Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals that if a family member of a Czech national who resided in the Czech Republic without a valid residence permit or if the so-called order to exit was given to him/her, filed an application for temporary or permanent residence, the Ministry of the Interior had...

Costs of Fuel for a Company Fleet Vehicle Provided for Private Use

Wednesday, 29. May 2019 - 16:11
If an employer provides to an employee a motor vehicle for private use, it is necessary to have some legal document establishing the employee’s right to use the company fleet vehicle for private purposes – such as a written agreement specifying the possibility to use the vehicle for private purposes too, free of charge.  Employees are obliged to...

Is it possible to agree upon a non-competition clause for gainful activity which is not the same as the employer’s line of business?

Wednesday, 29. May 2019 - 16:02
It is generally known that the employer may oblige the employee to refrain from any gainful activity which is the same as, or which would be of a competitive nature in relation to, the original employer’s line of business for a certain period of time (up to 1 year after termination of employment). In this context, however, it is necessary to...

A warning against using online templates and DIY contracts

Thursday, 23. May 2019 - 17:12
Besides the fact that many attorneys begin drafting client agreements from templates accumulated from years of experience and refinement, it is wise to spend the money and take the time to consult an attorney to attend to the drafting of your personal or commercial contracts instead of purchasing or downloading a template from the Internet or...

The 2019 tax package promulgated in the Collection of Laws

Thursday, 23. May 2019 - 17:10
On 27 March 2019, Act No. 80/2019, representing a set of amendments to tax laws, particularly the Income Tax Act, the Value Added Tax Act and the Tax Code, was promulgated in the Collection of Laws. The Act takes effect on 1 April 2019. The first part below presents an overview of the main changes related to income tax. Change in income from...

New trademark legislation after almost 15 years

Thursday, 23. May 2019 - 17:08
The amendment, effective since 1 January 2019, changed the Czech legislation on trademarks. The legislator thus reflected the European directive. The most significant changes concerning trademarks particularly include the following: a trademark may also be any designation that cannot be represented graphically (i.e. a movement, sound or...

Aleš Eppinger answers professional questions in the publication “Negotiating Effective Contracts & Dealing with Disputes”

Tuesday, 21. May 2019 - 10:59
The IR Global multinational network, which brings together international law firms and advisory companies, has published, in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the publication “Negotiating Effective Contracts & Dealing with Disputes”. The aim of this publication is primarily to provide useful practical advice to in-...

New obligation to report tax exempt income

Tuesday, 7. May 2019 - 15:34
Within the framework of the 2019 tax package, the notification duty was extended concerning income generated by tax non-residents from sources in the Czech Republic that are subject to the withholding tax. Taxpayers are newly obliged to inform the tax administrator of paid income that is exempt from income tax or that is not taxed in the Czech...

Amendment to the Labor Code – abolition of the waiting period with effect from 1 July 2019

Tuesday, 9. April 2019 - 16:01
At its meeting held on 22 January 2019, the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic decided to abolish the waiting period (i.e. the first three days of the employee’s incapacity for work). As a result of this decision made by the Chamber of Deputies, the first three days of temporary incapacity for work will be reimbursed to employees from 1...

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