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    capital city

    Capital

    Prague

    currency

    Currency

    Czech Koruna (CZK)

    date format

    Date format

    dd/mm/yyyy

    region

    Region

    EMEA

    entitlement

    Minimum holiday entitlement

    20

    paid public holidays

    Paid public holidays per year

    13

    Additional leave compliance rules and complexities

    Working patterns

    In the Czech Republic, working shifts cannot exceed 12 hours. Overtime is generally discouraged, and it cannot exceed 150 hours in any calendar year. Overtime pay is set at 125% of a worker’s regular pay. Weekend work and night shifts are compensated at 110% of an employee’s regular wages. If employees work over holidays, they’re entitled to their wages plus time off in lieu.

    Sick leave

    In terms of sick pay, workers get 60% of their regular wages for the first 14 days of sick leave.

    Maternity and paternity leave

    Czech women get 28 weeks of maternity leave, or 37 weeks if they have twins or triplets. 7 weeks following the birth, the father can take the mother’s maternity leave in lieu of paternity leave.