The Parliament of the Czech Republic approved the long-awaited amendment to the Labor Code. The amendment will bring bigger certainty for employers in the transfer of rights and obligations, a change in the counting of holidays during public holidays, the elimination of the need to issue a employment confirmation for uninsured agreements to complete s job without salary deductions (seizures), changes in document delivery, the concept of shared job position and much more.
The biggest change is the calculation of the holiday entitlement. So far, the entitlement has been calculated based on days worked (shifts), respectively based on the duration of the employment relationship, when the entitlement was reduced for absences of an employee. According to the amendment, the entitlement will be calculated based on the time worked (using hours), which should improve the situation of employees with uneven distribution of working hours, for whom now in practice there is sometimes a less fair calculation of the holiday entitlement. Although holiday entitlement will arise in hours and not in days, it will only be possible to take holiday in at least one half of the shift.