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HOLEC, ZUSKA & Partners provide extensive portfolio of services focused on Labour Law in the Czech Republic while taking into account the Czech membership in the EU. Advice provided by the firm in the labour sector aims to establish preventive measures minimizing risks that would otherwise arise to clients when they are made subject to inspections by state administrative bodies responsible for the labour issues, as well as risks arising from relationships between them as employers and their employees, including elimination of negative consequences of terminations (invalidity of termination etc.) of both regular staff and management. Besides structuring and drafting of the contracts, workplace policies, terminations, the firm provides advice in the following areas:

  • Optimization of labour relationship forms, modifications thereof and terminations of employment;
  • Advice on the rights and obligations and claims arising from an employment relationship, including social security and health insurance-related advice;
  • Immigration and work permits for foreign employees, work assignments, training, business trips;
  • Terminations-related advice, including mass redundancies, claims, severance packages;
  • Competition clauses;
  • Outsourcing;
  • Labour union relations, collective bargaining agreements, relations with the employees’ councils European Works Councils – advice on obligations toward employees arising during mergers etc.
  • Advice on issues related to work and health safety, employers’ obligations, work injuries and related claims, professional injuries and illnesses etc.
  • Labour law-related litigation.

HOLEC, ZUSKA & Partners provide comprehensive advice including advice on taxation matters in connection with labour-law contracts or performance hereunder. The firm has been recommended for labour law services for instance in the PLC Which Lawyer publications. In 2012, HOLEC, ZUSKA & Partners completed a major analysis of labour relations for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Education, within the framework of the EF-TRANS initiative, in the field of research, development and innovations.

Significant references:

  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Education: Labour relations analysis at universities and in the development, research and innovations sector: focusing on the R&DI sector and subsequent application of R&D results in practice;
  • Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, labour law-related services with international element for the Chemical Robotics Labs project, compilations of documents to be submitted to the European Commission, including the so-called Supplementary Agreements (employment contracts for scientific staff) and other labour relations, protection of industrial property rights.
  • INDITEX group, providing comprehensive advice on all kinds of labour issues and measures for the management INIDTEX, S.A. in the Czech Republic, i.e. for ZARA ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA s.r.o., Massimo Dutti Česká republika, s.r.o., Bershka Česká republika, s.r.o., Stradivarius Česká republika, s.r.o.;
  • AVON Cosmetics, risk analysis related to the set up of employment relations within the framework of commercial cooperation, recommendations and draft contracts;
  • Advice, representation before court for Pittsburgh Corning ČR, Deichmann, LEISER, Brandbank, ADC Telecommunications, KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme etc., in all kinds of labour law / employment related matters;