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Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee - new date

March 19, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee will meet to discuss upcoming plans and activities. Agenda will be specified prior to the meeting. Please, register at registration@amcham.cz or online via www.amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Outlook of changes in taxes, social security and health insurance for 2014 - assessment and practical experience (in Czech)

February 18, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Several changes of taxation of individuals with negative impact on labor costs are effective as of last year. Mainly solidarity surcharge and cancellation of the maximum assessment base for health insurance contributions deteriorated the ratio between total employer’s costs and employee’s net income. In addition, significant changes have been introduced as of 2014. Based on the results of election polls, an increase in the overall direct tax burden might be expected, including taxes and charges levied on labor. Moreover, there is still the Act on Amendment of Legislation Related to Creation of the Single Collection Point which will be effective as of 2015, unless a new government re-writes it or revokes it. Its application in the current wording would raise the labor costs for most employers due to actual cancellation of the social security and health insurance assessment bases on the employer’s side. Endeavor for its amendment was halted by the government’s fall. Topics for discussion: • What were the actual impacts of the 2013 changes on employers, employees and the state budget, and what effect will the 2014 changes have? • Practical experience – from the employer’s point of view • Might the Czech employers tend to transfer their high-earning employees (and/or assignees) abroad? • Does the uncertainty impair the attractiveness of the Czech Republic from foreign investors’ point of view? • What might be expected and how should the employers prepare for potential alternatives? Panelists: Stanislav Kouba - Ministry of Finance Lucie Rytířová – Deloitte Štěpán Lukeš - IBM Registration: online via amcham.cz or at registration@amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Business&Employment Immigration: Highlights of new 2014 legislation (in Czech)

January 29, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Cílem panelové diskuse je zejména prodiskutování konkrétních dopadů novely zákona o pobytu cizinců na samotné řízení, rozhodující orgány a zaměstnavatele se záměrem objasnit nejasné či sporné body novely a umožnit všem zúčastněným stranám se díky vzájemné komunikaci na připravované změny co nejlépe připravit. Osnova diskuze: · Transpoziční novela zákona - její konkrétnější obrysy a praktické dopady · Jak se dotkne novela zákona projektů „Fast-track“ a „Welcome Package“? · Jak bude reflektována novela v zákoně o zaměstnanosti - praktické dopady? · Problematika uznávání a nostrifikace dokladů o vzdělání v kontextu budoucího vývoje (CSVŠ x VŠ x jiná instituce) Pozvaní panelisté: MV - Ondřej Brychta, Miroslav Kučera a Jindřiška Sedláková MPSV - Štefan Duháň, Kateřina Štěpánková MPO - David Müller MŠMT - Lucie Trojanová, Zdeňka Pastorová zástupce Generálního ředitelství Úřadu práce ČR Formát: panelová diskuze - moderátor Tomáš Petyovský (Deloitte) Jazyk: čeština Registrace: online via amcham.cz nebo e-mailem na registration@amcham.cz. Kontaktní osoba: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee

January 29, 2014 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee will meet to discuss upcoming plans and activities. Agenda will be specified prior to the meeting. Please, register at registration@amcham.cz or online via www.amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee

November 13, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee will meet to discuss upcoming plans and activities. Agenda will be specified prior to the meeting. Please, register at registration@amcham.cz or via www.amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

New Business Corporations Act: the issue of concurrency of employment with the statutory authority as of January 1, 2014 (in Czech)

October 24, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

AmCham Vás zve na panelovou diskuzi na téma Problematika „souběhu“ pracovního poměru s výkonem funkce statutárního orgánu po 1. lednu 2014 ve světle zákonu o obchodních korporacích. Diskuze se bude konat v kancelářích AmCham v Dušní 10, 24. října 2013, 9.00-11.00. Témata: - Nová právní úprava ZOK a problematika „souběhu“ - Bude možné po 1. lednu 2014 mít „souběh“? Lze takový postup doporučit? - Bude použitelná dosavadní judikatura k souběhu i po 1. lednu 2014? - Rizika a aplikační problémy nové úpravy ZOK ve vztahu k souběhu - Může mít jednatel od 1. ledna 2014 pracovní smlouvu pro výkon práce jednatele? - Jaké praktické změny přináší ZOK do postavení člena statutárního orgánu a jeho odpovědnosti za škodu? Panelisté: - Bohumil Havel – PRK Partners - Petr Čech – Glatzová&Co. Moderovat bude: Ladislav Smejkal - White&Case (Europe) LLP Prosím zaslání o registrace na registration@amcham.cz nebo online prěs amcham.cz. Kontaktní osoba: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Best Cooperation of the Year 2013 - Awards Ceremony - Capacity Full

October 22, 2013 Rezidence primátora, Mariánske náměstí 1, Prague 1

American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic and the Association for Foreign Investment, in cooperation with the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic cordially invite you to the Best Cooperation of the Year awards. The ceremony is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Mayor of Prague Tomáš Hudeček. Best Cooperation of the Year awards projects between universities and companies/business area in the field of research and development leading to innovation. Best Cooperation of the Year promotes examples of good practice in the field of cooperation between universities and business. The grand-prize winner will receive a financial award in the amount of CZK 100,000. More detailed information about the competition you can find at http://www.spolupraceroku.cz/nejlepsi-spoluprace. 18.30 Welcome drink 19.00 Opening speeches 19.15 Awards ceremony 20.00 Reception&Networking The event is open for AmCham members: General Managers, CEOs, Owners, Senior Management and all interested into R&D, especially University-Business Cooperation. Invitation enclosed. Event held in Czech language. For registration/more information contact veronika@amcham.cz.

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee

September 25, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee will meet to discuss upcoming plans and activities. Agenda will be specified prior to the meeting and is enclosed below. Please, register at registration@amcham.cz or via www.amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Our Voices to the Data Protection Regulation Conference

June 25, 2013 Hilton Prague, Pobřežní 311/1, Prague

Czech Industry Coalition for DP cordially invites to to the Conference „Our Voices to the Data Protection Regulation“ on June 25 2013. Agenda with the voices of: 9.00-9.30 Registration, light breakfast 9.30-9.45 Opening, Svatoslav Novák – president of ICT Unie 9.45-11.00 1. panel discussion - Keynote speech(in English) delivered by Jean Gonié, Data Protection Director, Microsoft Europe - Milan Cabrnoch, Czech Member of European Parliament - Petr Habarta, Head of EU Policies, Czech Ministry of Interior - Josef Prokeš, Director of the Legislation and Foreign Relations Department, Czech Office for Personal Data Protection 11.00-11.30 Coffeebreak 11.30-12.30 2. panel discussion - Miroslav Uřičař, General Counsel, Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs, T-Mobile - Milan Listík, Attorney at Law, Peterka&Partners (presentation on CICDP Position Paper) - Hana Gawlasová, Partner, Kinstellar - Jana Pattynová, Partner, Pierstone 12.30-14.00 Lunch&Networking •Panel discussions moderation - Václav Mach, member of the Board of Directors, ICT Unie •Working language is Czech, with keynote speech of Mr. Gonie in English •For backgroud materials and invitation go to http://www.czechcompete.cz/economic-policy/147-news/1211-economic-policy-position-paper-on-data-protection-regulation •For more information go to http://www.cicdp.cz •Please send registration e-mail on registration@amcham.cz or online at www.amcham.cz (under your member login and password) •Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz

Civil Code Series: New Civil Code and its impact into Labour Law in practice (in Czech) - CAPACITY full

June 19, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

AmCham Vás zve na panelovou diskuzi na téma NOVÝ OBČANSKÝ ZÁKONÍK - PRAKTICKÉ DOPADY NA PRACOVNÍ PRÁVO. Diskuze se bude konat v kancelářích AmCham v Dušní 10, 19. června 2013, 9.00-10.30. Témata: - Jak zasáhne NOZ do života a práce HR manažerů? - Jaký dopad bude mít NOZ na stávající pracovněprávní vztahy? - Je schopen běžný zaměstnanec sám pochopit NOZ nebo si bude muset platit advokáta? - Nehrozí riziko, že zaměstnanci nebudou znát své práva? - Co se v praxi změní v oblasti práva zaměstnanců/zaměstnavatelů? - Jaká je to změna pro zaměstnavatele ve vztahu k zaměstnancům? - Jaký bude dopad NOZ do sféry agentur práce? Panelisté: Petr Bezouška - PRK Partners Petr Hůrka - Právnická fakulta UK Jaroslava Rezlerová - Manpower Group Moderovat bude: Ladislav Smejkal - White&Case (Europe) LLP Prosím zaslání o registrace na registration@amcham.cz nebo online prěs amcham.cz. Kontaktní osoba: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

CANCELLED_Public Procurement: How to become a supplier of the state with Ministry of Regional development (in Czech)

June 18, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

AmCham Vás zve na Workshop k administraci veřejných zakázek určenou pro uchazeče o veřejné zakázky. Diskuze se bude konat v kancelářích AmCham v Dušní 10, 18. června 2013, 15.00-16.30. Témata: - Jak se stát dodavatelem státu? - Jak se vyvarovat nejčastějších chyb u uchazečů? - Jaké jsou konkrétní případy chyb a jejich řešení? - Jaký je aktuální stav technické novely zákona o veřejných zakázkách? - Jak vyvrátit úřednicko/novinářské klišé o veřejných zakázkách? Panelisté: Kristýna Tlustošová - eNovation Jan Turek - Weinhold Legal Markéta Adámková - Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj Prosím zaslání o registrace na registration@amcham.cz nebo online prěs member login na amcham.cz. Kontaktní osoba: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee

June 05, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee will meet to discuss upcoming plans and activities. Agenda will be specified prior to the meeting. Please, register at registration@amcham.cz or via www.amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee

April 24, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

Labor Code&Social Affairs Committee will meet to discuss upcoming plans and activities. Agenda will be specified prior to the meeting. Please, register at registration@amcham.cz or via www.amcham.cz. Contact person: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz.

Discussion with Dr. Charles Wessner, Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, US National Academy

March 27, 2013 AmCham, Dušní 10, Praha 1

Discussion on innovation, innovation policy and business cooperation in innovations Charles W. Wessner, Ph.D. Director, Program on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship The U.S. National Academies Key questions for the discussion - Companies’ innovation cooperation - innovation development through collaboration with other business partners and universities - Tying public research to national policy goals Date: March 27, 2.00-3.30 pm Venue: AmCham, Dušní 10, Praha 1 Please register online or at registration@amcham.cz For more information contact Eva Chvalkovská at echvalkovska@amcham.cz Dr. Charles Wessner is a National Academy Scholar and Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise on innovation policy, including public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship, early-stage financing for new firms, and the special needs and benefits of high-technology industry. He testifies to the U.S. Congress and major national commissions, advises agencies of the U.S. government and international organizations, and lectures at major universities in the U. S. and abroad. Reflecting the strong global interest in innovation, he is frequently asked to address issues of shared policy interest with foreign governments, universities, and research institutes, often briefing government ministers and senior officials. He has a strong commitment to international cooperation, reflected in his work with a wide variety of countries around the world. Dr. Wessner's work addresses the linkages between science-based economic growth, entrepreneurship, new technology development, university-industry clusters, regional development, small firm finance and public-private partnerships. His program at the National Academies also addresses policy issues associated with international technology cooperation, investment, and trade in high-technology industries. Currently, he directs a series of studies centered on government measures to encourage entrepreneurship and support the development of new technologies and the cooperation between industry, universities, laboratories, and government to capitalize on a nation’s investment in research. Foremost among these is a congressionally mandated study of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, reviewing the operation and achievements of this $2.3 billion award program for small companies and start-ups. He is also directing a major study on best practice in global innovation programs, entitled Comparative Innovation Policy: Best Practice for the 21st Century. A complementary analysis entitled Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State & Regional Innovation Initiatives is now underway. The overarching goal of his work is to develop a better understanding of how we can bring new technologies forward to address global challenges in health, climate, energy, water, infrastructure, and security. http://www.nationalacademies.org/step

Practical aspects of Švarc System

March 22, 2013 AmCham offices, Dušní 10, Prague 1

AmCham Vás zve na diskuzi na téma praktických aspektů švarc systému (v češtině) dne 22. března 2013, 9.00-11.00. Na této diskuzi vystoupí: Jaroslav Stádník - Vedoucí inspektor Oblastního inspektorátu práce pro hlavní město Prahu Jitka Hejduková - ředitelka pro oblast zaměstnaneckých vztahů, Svaz průmyslu a dopravy České republiky Hlavní témata: - Hlavní aplikační problémy právní úpravy švarc systému - Praktické zkušenosti s aplikací právní úpravy - Vyhodnocení dopadů poslední změny v právní úpravě (zvýšení pokut) - Metodické pokyny a přístup kontrolních orgánů - Jak vysoké pokuty jsou udělovány a v závislosti na čem - Očekává se zpřísnění nebo naopak změkčení systému - Opravdu platí, že švarcsystém zpružňuje trh práce, a proto snižuje nezaměstnanost a povzbuzuje ekonomickou aktivitu Prosím zaslání o registrace na registration@amcham.cz nebo se registrujte online (jméno a heslo Vaší firmy) na amcham.cz. Kontaktní osoba: Veronika Szentiványiová, veronika@amcham.cz

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