Act No. 262/2006 Coll., Labour Code, § 192 and Act No. 187/2006 Coll., Sickness Insurance Act. § 23 – 30

Sick Leave

If an employee becomes incapable of work due to sickness or injury, the employer must pay sickness benefits from the first day to the 14th day of work incapacity.

The sickness benefit is equal to 60 per cent of the employee’s average wage. During the first 14 days of an employee’s inability to work, employers are permitted to check that the employee is following a physician’s instructions. If employees violate the prescribed regimen, employers can reduce sick benefits or, in the case of a gross breach, refuse to pay them at all. The government authority pays sick benefits from the 15th day of work incapacity.

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