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Labour Code of Czech Republic (Public Holidays)

Act No. 262/2006 Coll., Labour Code, § 91, 115 and Act, No. 245/2000 Coll., Public Holidays, §1 – 4

Public Holidays

Employees are entitled to the following 7 national holidays:

  • Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State – 1 January
  • Day of Victory – 8 May
  • Day of Slavonic Prophets Cyril and Methodius – 5 July
  • Day if the Burning of Master Jan Hua- 6 July
  • Day of Czech Statehood – 28 September
  • Day of Establishment of the Independent Czechoslovak State – 28 October
  • Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy and Independent Student Day – 17 November.
  • Other Holidays

Following are 7 other holidays in the Czech Republic –

  • New Year – January 1
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labor Day – May 1
  • Christmas Day – December 24
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • Christmas Day – December 26

Public holidays and other holidays are non-working days.

Pay – An employee who does not work on a public holiday is entitled to wages in an amount equal to the employee’s average earnings.

An employee who performs work on a public holiday shall be entitled to regular wage and compensatory rest or an additional pay corresponding to 100% of average earnings (instead of compensatory rest) if such has been agreed between the employer and employee.

The compensatory time off is to be availed latest by the end of the third calendar month after the public holiday on which the employee worked, or within another agreed period. Upon availing of compensatory time off, an employee is entitled to a compensatory wage in the number of his average earnings.

Overtime work on a Public Holiday – Employees are entitled to the regular wages for hours worked plus a premium for overtime work (min. 25%) along with a premium for work on public holidays (min. 100%) or equivalent amount of compensatory off as may be agreed between the employer and employee.

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