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    ECtHR: Unlimited monitoring of private internet communication in the workplace is a violation

    Employees must have a reasonable expectation that their private communication is being monitored. If not, Article 8 ECHR is violated (Bărbulescu v. Romania)

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  • Czech Republic

    With us by your side, no need to be afraid of the GDPR

    The GDPR introduces a new legal framework for the protection of personal data across Europe, seeking to afford maximum protection for data subjects from unauthorized collecting and processing of their data. In order to achieve this, the GDPR postulates new rights and responsibilities (rules) that affect all corporations, institutions, and individuals.

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  • Czech Republic

    Seizure orders: when the finance office trumps court authority

    FAU s.r.o., VHS-ROPA plus s.r.o., AUTOTRANS PETROL s.r.o., or EUROPRINT a.s.: these are few among 5,000 companies which were served seizure orders via databox. They are also victims thanks to whom the institution of the seizure order has come into the spotlight of public scrutiny.

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  • Czech Republic

    Abuse of a corporate credit card: grounds for summary dismissal?

    Among the basic obligations of employees vis-a-vis their employer is the obligation to behave such that their conduct in connection with the employment relationship causes no damage to the employer, to manage the tools and aids entrusted to them with proper care and diligence, and to protect the employer's property from damage, loss, destruction, and abuse. Where an employee violates these duties by engaging in a deliberate attack against the employer's property, the employer's trust in them will be fundamentally disturbed or even be lost altogether. Having said that, is it really permitted to summarily dismiss an employee on these grounds, even if the damage to the employer's property is relatively marginal?

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  • Czech Republic

    Property transfer tax and VAT as purchase price component

    A recent decision by the Supreme Administrative Court, which deviates from the financial authorities' previous practice, has substantial impact on the property transfer tax assessment base. Sellers of real property who are registered as VAT payers may now file a supplementary tax return to recover a portion of the property transfer tax which they paid.

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