There is no legislation preventing teaching staff in schools or professions working in institutions for children under 3 years of age (zařízení pro péči o děti do 3 let) or groups of children (dětské skupiny) from changing careers if they so decide. The Labour Act allows education personnel, like any other employee, to terminate their employment relationship with a period of 2 months. Employers and workers can agree at any time on the termination of the employment contract and the agreement is valid if both parties agree and this is done in writing. A worker may be dismissed unilaterally by an employer under the conditions laid down in the various provisions of the Labour Code (or at any time in agreement with the employer) which are legally binding. Teachers have the right to address trade unions on labour relations issues when working at school. Under the Labour Act, the employer is obliged to consult the trade union on working conditions. In some cases, the employer is legally obliged to ask the unions to approve a decision that influences workers` working conditions. In schools without trade unions, the Labour Act obliges employers to consult, in certain cases, working conditions with all employees. upper secondary school teachers (střední škola), only employees of army, police, fire and prison (public schools) may be civil servants; their status is subject to special legislation. Teaching staff in schools run by municipalities, voluntary associations of municipalities, regions (public schools) or by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (public schools) are civil servants who are employed in the context of an employment relationship essentially in the form of an employment contract, or may take the form of an agreement on work performed outside the employment contract. Their employment is governed primarily by the Labour Act, the Education Personnel Act and the labour regulations applicable to the staff of schools and educational establishments. Direct teaching above a given field for teachers is a mode where the weekly working time remains unchanged (still 40 hours per week), but it is the director`s choice to establish the ratio between the number of hours per week of direct teaching and the number of hours of work associated with it. In public schools, the number of hours of direct instruction per week is set by law (government decree) and each hour of direct instruction above this defined area is recorded and remunerated separately.
A teacher is entitled to an allowance equal to twice the average hourly wage. Eligibility for overtime pay is reviewed monthly. For part-time older teachers, the rule is as follows: Only if the number of working hours reaches at least one hour during the legal working week are teachers entitled to a salary allowance. . . .