Connecticut, US

Nov 27 2019

Posted Worker Start of Work Notification Process Transferred to Sending Company

Czech Republic

At a Glance

  • Effective immediately, the ​Czech Republic has transferred the requirement of registering posted workers from the receiving entity to the sending entity. As a result, the sending entity must now submit the posted worker notification no later than the day the foreign national starts work in the receiving country.
  • By changing this rule, the government has aligned the Czech process with standard EU rules relating to posted worker notifications and created a more streamlined process which allows posted workers to begin work more quickly.

The situation

Effective immediately, the ​Czech Republic has transferred the requirement of registering posted workers from the receiving entity to the sending entity. As a result, the sending entity must now submit the posted worker notification no later than the day the foreign national starts work in the receiving country.

A closer look

By changing this rule, the government has aligned the Czech process with the standard EU rules relating to posted worker notifications.

The sending entity must sign and stamp the notification form and can submit it in person at the labour office in the Czech Republic or by email to their immigration provider. Fragomen can assist with this process.

Impact

Since the sending entity has better access to the information required on the posted worker notification form, the change creates a more streamlined process and allows posted workers to begin work more quickly.

Background

Other key posted worker notification requirements in the Czech Republic include:

  • The sending entity must notify the labour department within 10 calendar days of the end of the posted worker’s assignment;
  • The sending entity must maintain the posted worker’s person information on file, including citizenship status, date and place of birth, residency address, permanent address in the home country, type and place of work, among other details; and
  • The receiving Czech entity must maintain a copy of an employment contract translated into either the Czech or Slovak language at the workplace.

 

These and other rules are also applicable in many other EU countries per standard EU posted worker rules.

Looking ahead

Fragomen expects Czech authorities to continue to streamline and simplify immigration processes in order to make the Czech Republic a more attractive destination for foreign nationals and ease labor market needs in the country.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to emea@fragomen.com.