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Basic labour law information

Czechia - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Law of 16 June 1993 on the Constitutional Court.
     Constitutional law of the Czech National Council of 16 December 1992 on the Constitution of the Czech Republic [consolidated version].

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     The Labour Code (Act No. 262/2006).
     Employment Act No. 435/2004.

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Civil Code (consolidation) (Act No. 40 of 1964).
     Act No. 99/1963 on the Civil Procedure Code (consolidation).
     Act No. 94/1963 on Family (consolidation).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Code (No. 140/1961)[Consolidation].
     Act No. 169/1999 SB of 30 June 1999 on imprisonment.
     Criminal Code (Act No. 40/2009).

01.05) Human rights
     Charter of fundamental rights and freedoms, of 1st January 1991.
     Consolidated Text No. 65/2001 of the Act on association in political parties and political movements.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Collective Bargaining Act (Act No. 2/1991), as amended.
     Act No. 83/1990 on freedom of association.

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Acts No. 273/2001 on rights of members of national minorities and amendment of some Acts.
     Act No. 198/2009 on Equal Treatment and Legal Protection Against Discrimination (Anti-discrimination Act).

07.01) Labour inspection
     Act No. 251/2005 on labour inspection.

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Employment Act No. 435/2004.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Act No. 561/2004 on preschool, primary, secondary, higher and other education (Education Act).

12.02) Wages
     Act on Wages, Remuneration for stand-by work, and average earnings (No. 1/1992).
     Act No. 118/2000 on the protection of employees in the event of their employer's insolvency.

14) Occupational safety and health
     Act No. 309/2006 on further requirements with regard to occupational safety and health.
     Government Regulation No. 361/2007 determining conditions of occupational health protection.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Act No. 427/2011 on Supplementary Pension Savings.
     Act No. 43/2010, Consolidated Version of the Act No. 155/1995 on Pension Insurance.
     Act No. 582/1991 on the organization and implementation of social security.

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Act No. 258/2000 on protection of public health [as consolidated to Act No. 471/2005].
     Act No. 187/2006 on Health Insurance.

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Act No. 266/2006 on accident insurance for employees.

15.05) Social assistance and services
     Act No. 108/2006 on social services.
     Consolidated text of the Act No. 117/1995 on social assistance.

18) Seafarers
     Law concerning Maritime Navigation (No. 61 of 2000).

21) Indigenous and tribal peoples
     Acts No. 273/2001 on rights of members of national minorities and amendment of some Acts.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Act No. 218/2002 on the service of civil servants in the administration and on the remuneration of these employees and other employees of the administration (Service Law).

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