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the Czech Republic
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Make employment in the Czech Republic easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in the Czech Republic, all in one easy-to-use platform.

  • Capital City

    Prague

  • Currency

    Czech koruna (Kč, CZK)

  • Languages

    Czech

  • Population size

    10,693,939

Services available in this country:
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Facts & Stats

Czech Republic Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Prague

  • Currency

    Czech koruna (Kč, CZK)

  • Languages

    Czech

  • Population size

    10,693,939

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    $$ (67 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    21%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    2.3%

The Czech Republic, or Czechia, is located in central Europe and is a member of the European Union. The country is famous for its more than 2,000 castles, especially Prague Castle. The Czech Republic has a very large expat community, thanks in part to its reputation as one of the safest countries in in the world and its high standard of living.

Grow your team in Czech Republic with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Czech Republic? Companies hiring in Czech Republic must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Czech Republic on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Czech Republic team. You can also pay contractors now in Czech Republic with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Czech Republic, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Czech Republic may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Czech Republic

Employment law in the Czech Republic comes from a mix of historical practices, international agreements, and modern legislation. Contracts of employment in the Czech Republic can be for definite or indefinite periods, with definite contracts typically limited in years and number of renewals.

To employ workers in the Czech Republic, contact Remote to learn more about your options.

Minimum Wage

In the Czech Republic, the minimum wage depends on the type of work performed. The lowest wage is CZK 18,900, while the highest minimum wage is CZK 37,800. Remote can help you understand the specific wage requirements for your employees in the Czech Republic.

Payroll Cycle

Salaries must be paid on a monthly basis on a consistent date set by the employer.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Czech Republic fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 8 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

14 Public holidays

Jan
Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Nový rok)
Mar
Friday, March 29, 20242Good Friday (Dobrý pátek)
Sunday, March 31, 20243Easter (Velikonoce)
Apr
Monday, April 1, 20244Easter Monday (Velikonoční pondělí)
May
Wednesday, May 1, 20245Labor Day (Svátek práce)
Wednesday, May 8, 20246Liberation Day (Den osvobození)
Jul
Friday, July 5, 20247Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (Den svatých Cyrila a Metoděje)
Saturday, July 6, 20248Jan Hus Day (Den Jana Husa)
Sep
Saturday, September 28, 20249Statehood Day (Den státnosti)
Oct
Monday, October 28, 202410Independence Day (Den nezávislosti)
Nov
Sunday, November 17, 202411Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Boj za den svobody a demokracie)
Dec
Tuesday, December 24, 202412Christmas Eve (Štědrý večer)
Wednesday, December 25, 202413Christmas Day (Štědrý den)
Thursday, December 26, 202414Saint Stephen's Day (Den svatého Štěpána)

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Competitive benefits package in the Czech Republic

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Czech Republic are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Czech Republic

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Czech Republic.

  • 24.8%

    Social Security (Max of 1,701,168 CZK/year)

  • 9%

    Health Insurance

  • 33.8%

    Total Cost of Employment

Types of leave

Employees in the Czech Republic are entitled to four weeks of paid leave each year in addition to 13 paid public holidays. Employers commonly offer five weeks of PTO to keep their benefits packages competitive. When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, employers in the Czech Republic are not required to provide employees with paid time off during the week.

Employment termination

Termination process

In the Czech Republic, employers must provide written notice with a stated reason to terminate an employee. Employees who quit on their own are not required to provide reasoning for the decision.

Notice period

Employers in the Czech Republic must provide at least two months’ notice to terminate an employee. The notice period does not officially begin until the first day of the next month: so, an employee served with notice of termination on March 15 would not be fully terminated until June 1.

Severance pay

Severance pay in the Czech Republic depends on the amount of time the employee has worked for the company. Employees who have worked less than one year for an employer are not entitled to severance pay.

  • Termination of employment within the first year: severance pay amounts to one month's payment

  • Termination of employment after two years: severance pay amounts to two month's payment

  • Termination of employment after three years: severance pay amounts to three months’ payment

Probation periods

Probationary periods in the Czech Republic are capped at three months. However, this period may be extended to six months for executive officers.

Fair Pricing in the Czech Republic

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  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

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  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

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  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

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  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

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$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

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Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app