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Doing business

Articles, interviews, research & studies, press releases from and about AmCham member companies related to the Czech business environment.

Managing business

Articles sharing best practices and knowledge of managing a business. Shared expertise and experiences of our community are available in this section to raise the standards of operational excellence.

The amendment to the Labor Code brings fundamental changes to labor relations

30.06.2020, Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika, s.r.o.

On 17 June 2020, the President signed an amendment to the Labor Code, thus confirming the changes proposed by Parliament. Labor relations await relatively fundamental changes or innovations responding to the needs of practice, which affect many areas from the allocation of leave, delivery of documents, transfer of employees to the creation of a so-called shared job.

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Testing for Presence of COVID-19 Now Available Directly at Václav Havel Airport Prague

30.06.2020, Company: Letiště Praha, a. s.

Passengers and visitors can now be tested for the presence of the virus causing COVID-19 directly at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Testing is performed by an accredited GHC Genetics laboratory. The new service will facilitate safe travelling and also reduce the spread of the disease. Both passengers and the general public can use the testing directly at the airport.

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Major amendment to the Act on Corporations

30.06.2020, Company: bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

Act No. 33/2020 (hereinafter the “Amendment”), amending Act No. 90/2012, on corporations and associations (the Act on Corporations), as amended (hereinafter the “Act on Corporations”), entered into force on February 13 of this year upon its promulgation in the collection of documents. The Amendment was called “major” because it involves the most extensive changes to Czech corporate law in the past six years. Although the vast majority of provisions in the Amendment take effect as of January 1, 2021, it is important to prepare for them in advance.

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How to set up a server for a small business

30.06.2020, Company: Avast Software s.r.o.

As your business grows and you take on more employees, the time will come where you need a server to keep your office network and business running efficiently. But with a seemingly endless array of choices and important decisions to be made, you might be wondering where to start. Luckily, setting up a server for a small business doesn’t have to be difficult.

In this guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know including what a server is, deciding between hardware or the cloud, choosing the right operating system, and the best way to set it all up.

 

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3M and HP Collaborate on Signage Templates to Support Social Distancing and Help Protect Workers and the Public While Businesses Reopen

30.06.2020, Company: 3M Česko

Through free graphics resources, print service providers can now more easily provide businesses and public facilities the social distancing signage needed to help protect the public

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White & Case Bolsters Prague Office Ranks by Welcoming Experienced Restructuring and Insolvency Expert Martin Froněk

2.07.2020, Compete

Prague, July 1, 2020

The Prague office of the international law firm White & Case is expanding its team of restructuring and insolvency experts. Over the course of his career thus far, Martin Froněk has been involved in a number of restructuring projects and insolvency proceedings, often representing creditors from among the ranks of major financial institutions in the Czech market. Martin is also recognized as an expert in criminal law. He rejoins the Prague team of White & Case in the position of local partner following a stint at Dentons.

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AmCham Board of Directors 2020 Candidate Profiles

8.06.2020, Amcham

AmCham members are electing eight members of the board in an electronic ballot. Each member in good standing should receive their ballots by email: patrons and corporates have five votes and small business/entrepreneurs have two. Ballots are due by June 30th.

 

 

Advising The Rohatyn Group on investment in Optimapharm d.d.

29.05.2020, Marketplace

International law firm Taylor Wessing has advised The Rohatyn Group on its investment in Optimapharm d.d. ("Optimapharm"), a contract research organisation headquartered in Croatia, with 14 offices across Europe, including a heavy presence in CEE. The investment establishes a partnership with the company’s founders Gordana Gregurić Čičak and Igor Čičak.

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AmCham Board advises that the pandemic likely to last into 2021

12.05.2020, Compete

The AmCham Board of Directors assessed the duration and depth of the pandemic on May 6. Each board member discussed the current situation in their industry, and predicted both short and long-term impact of the virus on their sector and the Czech economy. 

The board will update their assessment regularly. They are now planning web discussions focused on sectors and key economic factors. Reports on this discussions will also be distributed among members. 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of all applicable measures in the Czech Republic during the state of emergency

30.04.2020, Compete

The list of measures has been updated continuously. Last update May 7, 2020.

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