Valid and effective changes in labour law

We already wrote about the planned changes in the labour law in June this year, but during the legislative process several important changes have been made that not only concern the content but also the effectiveness of the amended law. In fact, the Chamber of Deputies has stuck to its original proposal, which means that the expected postponement of the amendment's entry into force to 1 January 2024 will not take place. Most of the significant changes are therefore already effective from 1 October 2023.
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Bill on so-called class actions

The Act on Class Proceedings should enrich the Czech legal system with a new legal institution, which is generally called a class action. Although class actions are typical of Anglo-American legal systems, due to their indisputable advantages it was only a matter of time before they started to appear in continental legal systems as well.
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Whistleblower Protection Act comes into force in August 2023

At the end of June 2023, the Whistleblower Protection Act came into force, implementing the European Union Directive on the protection of whistleblowers into Czech law. It should be noted at the very beginning, that the Act expands the areas to which reported infringements may relate compared to the Directive.
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About Us

BARTHELEMY & PARTNERS is a law firm, founded in 2018, that advices Czech and international clients.  

Our Partners Eliška BARTHELEMY, Pavel NOVOTNY, Lukáš JURÁSEK and Jan KLETENSKÝ have an outstanding experience thanks to their previous work experience in important law firms.

BARTHELEMY & PARTNERS members have obtained their degrees at prestigious universities in France and thus assist especially francophone clients, businesses or private persons.

Our associate Hana SPÍVALOVÁ obtained law degree and related work experience in France and is now admitted to both the Paris and the Czech Bar Associations. The law firm BARTHELEMY & PARTNERS thus provides legal services and representation also in the French law, especially it helps Czech clients with their legal matters in France.

We provide full service in handling a wide variety of legal issues and we do so with a sense of francophonie and French culture which goes beyond a simple knowledge of language.

Our double expertise – legal and cultural – is naturally accompanied with easy communication and flexibility.

The members of the law firm communicate in 7 languages, namely Czech, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian.


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