Recent articles by our colleagues on the ruling of the Constitutional Court and the amendment to the Labour Code

The Constitutional Court's ruling on the principle of full compensation for personal injury during detention

In its ruling of 17 January 2023, the Constitutional Court addressed the adequacy of compensation for personal injury to the complainant, who, as a result of his detention (after which he was acquitted), developed, inter alia, severe post-traumatic stress disorder. The Constitutional Court concluded that the contested decisions were unconstitutional on the ground that the amount of compensation was "manifestly and extremely disproportionate" to the seriousness of the harm suffered by the complainant.

The full article by Anna Kalašnikovová can be found in the magazine on page 115 HERE.

Working time schedule for "contingent workers"

The amendment to the Labour Code effective as of 1 October 2023, among other things, establishes the obligation of employers to schedule working hours in writing also for employees under a work performance agreement and a work activity agreement. Employees must be familiarised with the working time schedule at least three days in advance, unless a shorter period of familiarisation is agreed with the employee. Failure to comply with this obligation may lead to a fine of up to CZK 2,000,000.

The full article by Jan Kodeš can be found HERE.