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  • Czech Republic

    Protecting employers' interests in labor law?

    It is one of the fundamental principles of labor law that the employee should afford special protection, given that they are the weaker party to the employment relationship. Of course, this fact is reflected in the case law of the labor courts, whose rulings usually favor the employee. Having said that, the recent decision-making practice of the Czech Supreme Court indicates a trend in the opposite direction, and not a few of its decisions actually serve to protect the legitimate interests of employers. In the present article, we present one such decision and show how it make benefit other employers in the future.

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  • Latvia

    7th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days in Riga

    Ever since 2012, the annual DIS Baltic Arbitration Days Conference has been organised.

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  • Czech Republic

    New tool to make decisions on damages for pain and suffering more predictable

    The Czech Supreme Court, in collaboration with the Center for Traffic Research, has commissioned a new databank which provides information about case law on compensation for immaterial injury to persons' life and health (i.e., pain, barriers to participation in a full and self-determined social life) and claims of immaterial damage by the survivors if a person close to them was killed.

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  • Czech Republic

    The newly prepared Code of Civil Justice in the Czech Republic

    The Czech Code of Civil Justice currently in force was passed in 1963, at a time of wildly different social and political circumstances. Many shortcomings have since been successfully removed from the law, but it continues to suffer from the excessive complexity, inconsistencies, and often a lack of clarity of individual provisions.

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  • Slovakia

    Forcing plaintiff to put court fees in escrow

    The Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic finds an occasional obligation for plaintiff to place defendant’s potential costs in escrow prior to ruling.

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