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Employer of Record (EOR) in Czech Republic

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Czech Republic Introduction

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Europe bordered by Austria, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia. Historically known as Bohemia, the country has a high-income economy with free education and free healthcare. The Czech Republic has a a reputation for being one of the safest countries in the world with a large community of expats.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees receive 70% of the mother’s average salary for up to 28 weeks, starting around 6 weeks before the due date. The leave can’t be less than 14 weeks and needs to extend to at least 6 weeks after the birth. Paternity leave is paid at 70% of the average salary for 7 days within 6 weeks of the birth. These leaves are paid for by social security.

Parents can also take parental leave before the child turns 3 years old, with up to CZK 300,000 as a parental allowance. Couples who are adopting receive the same benefits.

Sick Leave

Employees can receive 14 days of sick leave paid at  60% of their salary from the employer. From day 15 onwards the government covers the wages, but employers are required to collect medical certificates from the employee and make reports to the authorities.

Paid Leave

The Czech Republic has 13 public holidays, and full-time employees receive 20 days of paid time off each year, accrued monthly at 1.67 days per month. This leave is eligible after 2 months of working at the company.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage depends on the type of work performed, and the average minimum wage is CZK 16,200. Working hours are 40 hours per week, with a maximum of 9 hours per day. Overtime is capped at 150 hours per year, paid at 125% of the regular salary.

Termination Process

Process

Employers in Czech Republic need to provide written notice with a reason for the termination of an employee. If the employee quits on their own they do not need to provide reasoning for their decision.

Notice Period

Employers need to provide at least 2 months notice to terminate an employee contract, which does not begin until the first day of the next month. So if the notice was served on April 7, the termination would not officially happen until the end of June.

Severance Pay

Severance pay depends on how long the employee has worked at the company. Employees who have worked less than one year for an employer are not entitled to severance pay.

  • 0-1 years = No severance
  • 1-2 years = 1 month salary
  • 2-3 years = 2 months salary
  • 3+ years = 3 months salary

Additional Information

There is no legal mandate to pay a 13th-month salary in Czech Republic, but many employers choose to pay a 13th-month bonus which is usually performance-based.

OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Czech
Currency:
Czech Koruna (CZK)
Capital City:
Prague
Population:
10.7 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
59th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
21%
Employer TaxES
37.1%
(estimated)

★  24.8% - Social Security & Pension

★  1.2% - Unemployment

★  9% - Health Insurance

★  2.1% - Sickness Insurance

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How Remofirst employs in Czech Republic

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Czech Republic get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Czech Republic are paid on time in Czech Koruna (CZK). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Czech Republic, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.