Czech legal implications
Setting up business in the Czech Republic is not easy and you need to be aware of the cultural and legal implications of your business operations in the country, because you could face heavy punishment for transgressing.
When starting business in the Czech Republic it is important to investigate such areas as:
- Labor laws. The body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which oversees the legal rights of, and restrictions on, employees and their organizations. This will include things such as minimum wage in the Czech Republic, holiday and maternity entitlement, ergonomics, trade unions, disability, etc.
- Commercial laws. The body of laws which oversee business and commercial activity in the Czech Republic. It may encompass such areas as principal and agent; freight and shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership; contracts; food and health regulations; safety laws; privacy rights; copyrights; trademarks; etc.
- Civil/common law. The body of law that oversees society in the Czech Republic. It is invariably culture specific. It is important to familiarize yourself with these laws, especially as you will be adopting a new environment and culture.
On joining the European Union, the Czech Republic committed itself to respect the principle of the supremacy of European law over Czech law in defined areas.