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New legal regulation of kurzarbeit

New legal regulation of kurzarbeit

On 1 July 2021, an amendment of the Employment Act has taken effect, which introduces a new form of contribution for employers at the time of reduced working hours, the so-called kurzarbeit.   Why is kurzarbeit being implemented? According to the…
Authentication of electronic signatures by a notary

Authentication of electronic signatures by a notary

An amendment of the Code of Notarial Procedure is currently being discussed at the Senate, which is intended to enable authentication of electronic signatures as well. The specific conditions and technical processes are then governed by the…
Giving instructions to statutory authorities in shareholder agreements

Giving instructions to statutory authorities in shareholder agreements

According to the applicable legislation, business management and strategic management of a company is within the scope of activity of the statutory authority, unless the founding legal acts specify otherwise. While no instructions may be given to…
Where can the schwarz system catch up with you?

Where can the schwarz system catch up with you?

What is the schwarz system The schwarz system means illegal employment by means of disguising an actual employment relation with another contract. In other words, it is a situation, when an officially enterprising (self-employed) person performs…
Minimum time of rest for an employee

Minimum time of rest for an employee

In its judgment from 17 March 2021, C‑585/19, the Court of Justice of the European Union interpreted the respective stipulations of Directive 2003/88/EC, concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time (hereinafter the “Directive”)…
A groundbreaking court decision regarding unqualified trades

A groundbreaking court decision regarding unqualified trades

It is a common practice of all companies to specify the scope of business by reference to unqualified trades listed in the Trade Licensing Act or in a similar way. If the companies conduct business in the area of so-called unqualified trades, they…
COVID as an occupational disease

COVID as an occupational disease

In the recent times, responsibility of the employer in case an employee contracts the COVID-19 disease at work – or at least he supposes he did – is beginning to appear increasingly more frequently in practice. How is it with employer responsibility…
Beneficial owner registration – the new rules are here!

Beneficial owner registration – the new rules are here!

Today, that is 1 June 2021, the new act no. 37/2021 Coll., the Beneficial Owner Registration Act (“the act”) is coming into operation. It newly connects perceptible sanctions to the failure to comply with the obligations it lays down. Therefore, if…
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