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New obligations under General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP)

November 2017 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Alfery .

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Legal basis and principles of GDPR

On 27 April 2016 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the

European Parliament and of the Council, General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation“ or “GDPR“) was adopted. This Regulation is directly applicable in all Member States and constitutes the legal framework for personal data protection applicable in the whole of the EU. It protects the rights of EU citizens from unauthorized treatment of their details and personal data. In particular, the new legislation strengthens individuals’ rights affected by personal data processing. Individuals may now obtain information regarding which data about them are processed and why, and have a better opportunity to demand that entities administering or processing their personal data comply with the rules, and remedy any defects. The strengthened rights of individuals as data subjects are also evident from the reformulation of tasks and obligations of controllers and processors.

Online or Void – New Rules for Contracting with Czech State Entities

Do you do any business with the Czech state or municipal entities in Czechia? The question also applies to corporations or entities controlled or directly financed by government. If the answer is yes, you need to make sure that contracts concluded with such entities have been uploaded to an online public register.

Nomination for the prestigious Central & Eastern Europe Tax Firm of the Year Award

May 2016 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Alfery .

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WTS Alfery has been nominated for the Central & Eastern Europe Tax Firm of the Year Award as one of five firms in this category.

Legal aspects of telecommuting

October 2015 - Employment. Legal Developments by Alfery .

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News No.7/2015

Legal aspects of telecommuting

Put simply, telecommuting (or working from a “home office”) is a flexible form of employment. Employees organise their working hours as necessity and opportunity allow. Thus employees can either work exclusively away from the office - at home or some other place of their choosing - or can combine telework with work on premises assigned by the employer. Telecommuting is only marginally regulated in the Labour Code. The same rules apply to homeworkers as to other employees. However, there are certain exceptions:-

 

Amendment to the Accounting Act effective from 1 January 2016

October 2015 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Alfery .

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News No.6/2015

Amendment to the Accounting Act effective from 1 January 2016

 

The Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic has prepared an amendment to the Accounting Act. The main reason for this amendment is to adopt into Czech law Directive no. 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and Council of 26 June 2013. The amendment ought to have come into force by 20 July 2015; however, this date has been postponed to 1 January 2016. The changes shall thus first apply to accounting periods starting after 31 December 2015.

Czech Republic: Limiting the number of agency employees - a plausible reality?

July 2015 - Employment. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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The Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs („MLSA“) recently submitted for interdepartmental comment a proposal act that will significantly reduce the usage of (so-called) "agency employees".read more... 

Energy Performance Certificates

May 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Alfery .

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Starting from 1 January 2013 the amendment to Act No. 406/2000 Coll., on Energy Management, as amended, has increased, to a significant extent, the obligations of developers, building owners, associations of housing unit owners and housing unit owners as well (i.e. owners of flats and non-residential premises) relating to the issue of so-called energy performance certificates. This instrument, which was first introduced in 2009 for new constructions or large scale reconstructions, should provide simple and transparent information about the energy consumption of a building by classifying it in a respective energy performance class, such asweknowit in the case of electrical appliances.

Occupational health service – new duties for employers

April 2013 - Employment. Legal Developments by Alfery .

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The Act No. 373/2011 Sb., on Specific Health Services, became effective on 1 April 2012.

BID RIGGING OR CARTEL AGREEMENTS OF TENDERERS

October 2012 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Randa Havel Legal.

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by Kristýna Oberfalcerová, Attorney-at-Law, Randa Havel Legal

Bid rigging means the agreement between tenderers who intentionally damage the contracting authority by not submitting competitive offers, which leads to an increasing price compared to the price that would be achieved in the situation where candidates compete with each other. The aim is to achieve better conditions for the winner of the tender procedure. Bid rigging generally includes elements of agreements on price fixing and agreements on market sharing. These agreements have a direct negative impact on public budgets.

Protection of Lenients and access to file before the Czech Antitrust Office

October 2012 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Randa Havel Legal.

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by Kristýna Oberfalcerová, Attorney-at-Law, RANDA HAVEL LEGAL

On 23 February 2012 the Regional Court in Brno (the "Court") delivered its judgement on an action against the decision of the Czech Antitrust Office (the "Office") in the case of screen manufacturers cartel (the "Judgement"). Even though the parties can still appeal against the Judgement it only summarizes the current decision-making practice of the European Commission (the "Commission") and the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "Court of Justice"), so there is no reason why the ruling should change in the future. Moreover, the amendment of Act No. 143/2001 Coll., on Protection of Economic Competition (the "Act") which is currently discussed before the Parliament more or less confirms the conclusions of the Judgement regarding the access to the file and defines certain rules of the Leniency procedure (the "Amendment") before the Office.

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