Czech Labour Law - notice period

Discussion in 'Business' started by ksmigiel, May 6, 2007.

  1. ksmigiel

    ksmigiel Member


    I'm wondering if you can help me with my doubt.

    What are the notice periods according to the Czech Labour Law?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Krzysztof Smigiel
  2. vvcz

    vvcz New Member

    over one month, but as u konw, in cz, everything is probably
  3. ksmigiel

    ksmigiel Member


    Thanks a lot! That is helpful.

    I'm wondering if this is similar to Poland. According to Polish Labour Law an employee must serve 1-month notice period after he/she has been working for one employer at least 1 year (but no longer that three years). After being employed over three years he/she must serve 3 months notice period.

    Please let me know if this is somewhat similar in Czech Republic.

  4. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    Wow! In the U.S. there is only a "guideline" of giving two weeks notice. What about employers? Are they required to give their employees notice on firing/laying them off? (BTW, I moved this topic to the Business forum, since it is not related to a specific job offering).
  5. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    Here it's in detail in Czech (if someone wants to translate): ... ovedi.html
  6. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    Thanks, eso. Pretty gory stuff, though--not for the faint-hearted foreigner to try to digest, for sure. I didn't read the whole thing, just skimmed it, but got the impression that under some circumstances, it's okay to fire/lay off some one immediately only under certain circumstances, and also that the employer (again in some instances) is required by law to help the former employee find a new job. Wow! I had heard that starting a new business in the Czech Republic was a major undertaking, much more difficult than in the U.S. Now I have a better understanding of why.

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