How to hire remote employees in

Czech Republic

Old Central European architecture, great food, and some top-tier remote talent: The Czech Republic is a popular place to hire. If you’ve found someone you’d like to hire remotely there but are a little less sure how to go about it, you’re in the right place. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn how you can hire someone in the Czech Republic—no matter where your company’s located.

Country snapshot

CURRENCY
Czech Koruna (CZK)
EMPLOYER TAXES
33.80%
PAYROLL FREQUENCY
Monthly
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
Czech

What to know before you hire in 

Czech Republic

No matter where you’re based out of, we can tell you one thing: the Czech Republic has different labor laws than your home country (well, unless your home country is the Czech Republic, of course). If you don’t do things right, you’ll be putting your company at the risk of fines—and risk losing the talent you brought onboard.

If you want to successfully hire in 

Czech Republic

, you have two options:

Hire talent as contractors

Laws about hiring contractors are significantly more simple in 

Czech Republic

. Onboarding talent takes days, not weeks or months. Both you, the company, and your talent have more flexibility. And in many cases, since you’re remote, the talent you’re hiring is better classified as a contractor, anyway. Of course, it’s not possible in every case, but it’s what we built Panther for.

Hire talent as employees

This is the long route. You can either establish a physical presence with an entity and register as an employer, or you can use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution. Odds are, you’ll find using an EOR to be the easier route. Still, using an EOR in 

Czech Republic

 is expensive—it can often be $500 per month per employee—and sometimes prone to lengthy onboarding times.

Why hire independent contractors in 

Czech Republic

Hiring contractors is normally the easier, faster, more flexible choice—but don’t just take it from us. Below are the specific benefits and drawbacks to hiring contractors in 

Czech Republic

.

It’s the fastest way to hire globally

Hiring employees takes months, at the minimum. When you hire with Panther’s locally-generated contracts, it’s a matter of days or weeks. This means you can hire the best talent, fast, without losing them to a hellish procession of paperwork.

It’s a lot cheaper

It costs just $0 to sign up for Panther, then $49 per month to hire your contractors with Panther. If you hired employees manually (or did contracting on your own), you’d likely be on the hook for thousands of dollars each month. Setting up an entity alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

It’s more flexible for you & your team

Hiring contractors in 

Czech Republic

 means you’re generally not on the hook for things like health insurance and paid time off. This makes hiring flexible for you, and it gives your talent more options.

It’s less risky than hiring employees

Hiring employees is a bigger commitment, and generally puts you at a bigger risk for legal fees. When you hire contractors overseas, your biggest risk is misclassification—but even then, misclassification penalties are often minimal and just require you to pay off any compensation that the person would have been owed as an employee.

Some people want to be employees

The contractor life isn’t for everyone—some people want the security that being an employee often appears to provide. Though it’s rare, this does happen, and it’s one disadvantage of manage an all-contractor team.

You might not have as much control over your talent

Most countries’ contractor-employer relationship laws stipulate that the employer can’t set fixed working hours, among other things. These laws give contractors more freedom over how and when they do their work than an employee would have. In reality, however, most contractors are willing & able to work on the company’s schedule—it’s a matter of setting expectations beforehand.

How can I pay people in 

Czech Republic

?

If you’re hiring contractors in 

Czech Republic

, you can pay them with Panther in a single click. You won’t need to worry about complicated wire transfers, fees, or currency conversions. We’ll take care of it all. Just make a click and your contractor will get paid in their currency of choice. This is a valuable bonus for talent in countries where the local currency is particularly weak—most people appreciate the ability to receive their payment in stronger currencies.

Hiring and paying your team in 

Czech Republic

Hire and pay with Panther

Pay everyone with a single click
Get great currency conversion rates
Pay $0 in platform fees
Run payroll in seconds
Let Panther automatically create & store invoices
Let Panther automatically write locally-compliant contracts
Let Panther automatically file local tax documents

Hire and pay without Panther

Pay all your contractors individually
Do all currency conversions yourself
Shoulder the burden of platform fees
Spend hours each month making payments
Manually track & store invoices
Manually write & sign contracts
Manually file relevant tax documents

Let Panther save you from hiring headaches.

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If you want to hire employees in 

Czech Republic

If you’ve read up until this point, you’ll know that it’s easier, cheaper, and more flexible to hire contractors in the Czech Republic than employees. Still, there are valid reasons why you might want to hire employees instead. The content below is for you—we’ll cover employer taxes and obligations in the Czech Republic.

Taxes in 

Czech Republic

Employer tax

Employer Contributions

  • 33.80%

Individual tax

Leave

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid leave.

Public Holidays

There are 13 public holidays.

Sick Days

During the first 14 days of illness, the employee is entitled to receive 60% of their regular wages, so long as the employee has fulfilled the conditions to be eligible for this entitlement.

Maternity Leave

In the Czech Republic, a woman is entitled to 28 weeks of maternity leave or 37 weeks for multiple births. The leave can start at least 8 weeks before the expected due date, but no later than 6 weeks.  Maternity leave is compensated at 70% of the regular salary, however, this amount depends on how much the employee has contributed to social security.  In addition, at least 14 weeks of maternity leave must be taken.

Paternity Leave

New fathers are able to take leave in lieu of the mother after the first 7 weeks from birth.

Parental Leave

The mother is entitled to parental leave starting at the end of the maternity leave and the father is entitled to the leave starting from the child’s birth until the child reaches the age of 3.  This leave can only be taken when the child is being cared for from home.

Parents are entitled to a maximum allowance of 220,000 CZK until the child reaches the age of 4 or 330,000 CZK for multiple births.

Other Leave

None.

Marriage Leave

None.

Bereavement Leave

None.

Termination

Termination Process

An employee can be terminated:

  • By a mutual agreement between the employee and employer
  • Notice of termination by either the employee or employer.
  • The notice must be delivered in writing
  • If the employee is resigning, they are not required to give a reason
  • If the employer is terminating the employee, the employee is obligated to list the reason for termination.
  • Notice of termination cannot be given during the protection period (i.e the employee is pregnant or on maternity leave, the employee is unfit for work, etc.)
  • For immediate termination for a reason that is specified under the Labor Code
  • Within a probationary period
  • On an agreed date if the employment contract is for a definite period
  • In the event of death of the employee

Notice Period

The notice period for the employee or employer must be at least 2 months. It is possible to extend this period if both parties agree on a longer notice period and must be agreed upon in writing. The notice period commences the first day of the month following the delivery of the notice.

Severance Pay

Depending on how long the employee has been employed, the amount of severance pay to be paid out will vary:

  • 1 year of employment: 1 months’ gross salary
  • 2 years of employment: 2 months’ gross salary
  • 3+ years of employment: 3 months’ gross salary

Probation Period

The probation period is a maximum of 3 consecutive months for regular employees and up to 6 consecutive months for chief officers. The probationary period must be agreed upon in writing and cannot be longer than half of the agreed period of the employment relationship.

Employee requirements in 

Czech Republic

Working Hours

A full-time workweek is 40 hours or 8 hours per day. The length of a shift cannot exceed 12 hours.

Overtime

Overtime work can only be performed as an exception and cannot exceed 150 hours within a calendar year.

If there is an agreement between the employee and employer in regards to work beyond regular hours, overtime cannot exceed 8 hours a week for more than 26 consecutive weeks.  If there is a collective agreement, overtime may be increased.

For managerial positions- the maximum amount of overtime that can be negotiated is 150 hours per year.

Overtime pay is as follows:

  • Overtime pay is 125% of the regular pay.  It is also possible to give additional time off in place of overtime pay.
  • For work over holidays, employees are entitled to their wages plus time off.
  • For work over the weekend, the overtime pay rate is 110% of the regular wages.
  • For nightshift- The shift cannot exceed 8 hours within a 24-hour time period and the pay rate is 110% of the regular wages.

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