Name:Casual work - characteristic, regulatory frameworks, spread and implication in selected Member States
Project leader:Mgr. Renata Kyzlinková, Ph.D.
Provider:European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Condition
Team member:Mgr. Aleš Kroupa
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Start of project:2017
End of project:2018
Project recipient:Institute for Employment Studies
Project co-recipient:VÚPSV, v. v. i.
Description:The aim of the project was to determine what corresponds to the definition of casual work in the Czech Republic as defined by the European Commission agency's European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Specifically, in the Czech context, casual work involves the use of agreements concluded for work performed outside an employment relationship, i.e. so-called agreements to complete a job and agreements to perform work, both of which are regulated by Act No. 262/2006 Coll. Furthermore, the term casual work may include the performance of work or the provision of services based on a contract for work regulated by Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code. The vast majority of casual forms of work ranging from student part-time jobs, working while on parental leave and seasonal work to various forms of supplementary work are governed by the afore-mentioned contractual relations, particularly via agreements to complete a job and agreements to perform work. Moreover, it is not exceptional for the main gainful activity of economically-active persons to be based solely on one of these agreements. Since they represent less formal contractual relationships between the employee and the employer than do traditional employment relationships, those working under the above agreements do not enjoy all the rights guaranteed by the Labour Code for employees working under standard employment contracts.