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Czech Republic Employment Guide

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Czech Republic




Czech Koruna (CZK)



Payroll Frequency


GDP per Capita


Employer Tax


Talent Overview

Czech Republic’s developed economy has strengthened its labor market and maintained the country’s growth. Unemployment rates are forecasted to decrease by 3% in the following year as the country’s trade relations in the European Zone continue to flourish. The Automobile Industry largely attributes to the success of its import and export activities and has extended its market to other continents.

Major economic hubs:

Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň

Skills in demand:

User experience (UX), User interface (UI) design, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics, Data Scientist, Software Engineering, Product Management

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Local Universities

The top local universities in Czech Republic are as follows:

Czech Republic Uni1

Univerzita Karlova


Local: 1

World: 142

Czech Republic Uni2

Masarykova univerzita


Local: 2

World: 170

Czech Republic Uni3

Ceské vysoké ucení technické v Praze


Local: 3

World: 363

Czech Republic Uni4

Vysoké ucení technické v Brne


Local: 4

World: 520

Czech Republic Uni5

Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci


Local: 5

World: 649

Salary Data

The below table mentions the average salary of some common jobs in the Czech Republic:

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (CZK) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Financial Manager 125,000 5,765
General Manager 110,000 5,074
Business Development Manager 98,600 4,548
Financial Analyst 75,800 3,496
Business Analyst 76,000 3,505
Project Manager 69,700 3,214
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Employing in the Czech Republic

Businesses planning to expand operations in the Czech Republic must be knowledgeable about its labor laws and regulations. In doing so, onboarding becomes seamless, and employees’ welfare will be prioritized.

Employee Contract

There is no particular regulation for language use in Czech employment contracts. Employers may use the Czech language, and foreign workers with limited knowledge of the local language may request a translation.

Probation Period

The probation period in the Czech Republic is up to 3 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year’s Day National holiday
1 Jan Restoration of the Czech Independence Day National holiday
29 Mar Good Friday National holiday
1 Apr Easter Monday National holiday
1 May Labor Day / May Day National holiday
8 May Victory in Europe Day National holiday
5 Jul Day of Saints Cyril and Methodius National holiday
6 Jul Jan Hus Day National holiday
28 Sep St. Wenceslas Day National holiday
28 Oct Independent Czechoslovak State Day National holiday
17 Nov Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day National holiday
24 Dec Christmas Eve National holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National holiday
26 Dec St. Stephen’s Day National holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 20 days Yes
Sick Leave Base on severity Yes
Maternity Leave 28 weeks Yes



Payroll 1

Payroll Cycle

Salaries in the Czech Republic are paid every month.

Payroll 2

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in the Czech Republic depends on the industry and the employee’s job role. It ranges from 17,300 CZK to 32,400 CZK.

Payroll 3

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in the Czech Republic are 40 hours per week. Employers in the Czech Republic have two options to choose from when compensating their employees for extra work. They may either pay the employees 125% of their regular wage or provide rest hours for the same amount of overtime work. 


13th Month Pay

A 13th-month pay is not mandatory in Czech Republic.

Employee Benefits

Employees in the Czech Republic are provided with the following benefits during their employment:

  • Healthcare
  • Maternity benefits
  • Pension
  • Social Security


Employer Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Rate
Social Security 24.8%
Health Insurance 9%

Employee Payroll Tax

Type of Contribution Rate
Social Security 6.5%
Health Insurance 4.5%

Employee Income Tax

Income Threshold Rate
0 – 1,867,728 CZK 15%
1,867,728 CZK and above 23%


The Standard VAT in the Czech Republic is 21%.

Offboarding & Termination

In the Czech Republic, the following scenarios can be grounds for an employee to be terminated:

  • When an employee and employer have agreed to terminate the contract at a specific date.
  • When an employee submits a notice of termination to the employer.
  • When an employer and employee agree for immediate termination of the employment contract.
  • When an employer terminates an employment contract during the probationary period.

A written notice must be given by either the employer or the employee when terminating an employment contract. Notice period is generally 2 months before the effective date of dismissal.

The Severance Pay in the Czech Republic varies on the reason for dismissing an employee. When employees are dismissed because they are incapable of performing due to health reasons, they are entitled to a month’s pay as a severance pay. When employees are dismissed due to redundancy and company reorganization, their severance pay ranges from one month’s to three months pay, depending on their years of service.

Visa and Immigration

Foreign employees from European Union (EU)countries don’t need a work permit when working in the Czech Republic. On the other hand, employees not belonging to EU nations should secure a work residence permit to work in the country legally. There are two types of work permits:

  • Blue Card – for skilled workers
  • Employee Card – for unskilled workers.
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