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Kocian Solc Balastik

Martin Stefko

Martin Stefko

Lawyer

Expertise

  • Employment and Labor

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member

Kocian Solc Balastik
Czech Republic

Profile
Lecturer (since 2005) and Senior Lecturer (since 2014) at Charles University School of Law, Department of Labour Law and Social Security Law
Leader of labour law and social security law seminars since 2003
Lecturer in charge and teacher of a course in “Social Rights and Their Protection”
Lecturer in charge and teacher of a course in “Labour Law and Social Security Law”
Lecturer in charge of a course in “Introduction to US Law”
Munich University Summer Training in “German and European Law”, Munich, from 4 July 2005 to 29 July 2005, subject: interaction of German law and acquis communautaire
Guest professor at NOVA Southeastern University in Florida, USA in 2009, and at KLU Leven, Belgium in 2016

Bar Admissions

Czech Bar Association

Education

Charles University School of Law (Mgr. - 2002, JUDr. - 2003, Ph.D.- 2005, doc. - 2014)
Guest professor at NOVA Southeastern University in Florida, USA in 2009, and at KLU Leven, Belgium in 2016
Areas of Practice

Employment and Labor

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Speaker at more than 15 foreign and 16 national conferences, including, without limitation:
“The Jurisprudence of the International Courts” conference held by the University of Santiago de Compostella on 3 through 5 June 2015, speech on Slovak Pensions C-399/09 Landtová (2011)
European Regional Congress held by the International Labour Law and Social Security Law Society in collaboration with the University College of Dublin on 16 through 19 September 2014: Young Scholars: The Czech Republic’s Report
Conference Working Time, VII. IAD held by Universität St. Gallen on 30 and 31 October 2014, Switzerland; speech on Regulations on Working Time in the Czech Republic

2017 stipend from the Max Planck Institute

In 2011, 2014 and 2017, award by the Charles University’s Rector for the best legal book.

Member of the Student and Scientific Field Operations Council from 2007 to 2011
Member of the Board of Advisors of the Regional Branch of the Labour Authority of the Capital City of Prague from 2007 to 2014
Registered Mediator for collective relationships with the Czech Ministry of Social Affairs
Member of the Editorial Board of European Labour Law Journal since 2009
Correspondent of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Social Security Law for the “General Principles of Social Security Law in Europe” project (since 2007) and for the “Die Altersversorgung von Beamten im Vergleich” project (since 2009)


Articles

Covid- 19 - Obligation of Czech Employers to Protect Employees from Coronavirus
Kocian Solc Balastik, March 2020

Obligation of Czech employers to protect employees from coronavirusPursuant to Section 106 (1) of the Labour Code, an employee has the right be assured of occupational health and safety protection at work (hereinafter referred to as "OHS"), even during a pandemic.Regarding prevention, the provision in section 102 of the Labor Code remains paramount...

Additional Articles

Author of more than 150 articles in various legal journals, and author or co-author of 20 books concerning labour law and social security law

Štefko, M. (ed.): Labour Law and Social Security Law at a Crossroads, Charles University School of Law in Prague 2016
Becker, Ulrich – Štefko, Martin a kol. Aktuální otázky práva na práci obèanù tøetích státù z pohledu ÈR a SRN. Prague: Czech Academy of Science, Institute of State and Law, Prague 2015, ISBN 978-80-87439-20-3
Kotous, J.; Munková, G.; Štefko, M.: Obecné otázky sociální politiky, Prague: Czech Academy of Science, Institute of State and Law, 2013. 169 pages - (e-books). ISBN 978-80-87439-08-1
Výkon závislé a nelegální práce, Charles University School of Law, Studie z lidských práv No. 2, Charles University School of Law, edition centre 2013, ISBN 978-80-871146-72-9
Koldinská, K.; Štefko, M.: Sociální práva cizincù, Prague, C.H.Beck 2013
Pracovní právo v kontextu obèanského práva, Analýza limitù podpùrné pùsobnosti obecného obèanského práva v pracovnìprávních vztazích, Prague: Auditorium 2012
Vysílání zamìstnancù do zahranièí, Prague: C.H.Beck, 2009, ISBN 978-80-7400-110-9,
Bìlina a kol. Zákoník práce, komentáø, Prague 2008, 2010 a 2015, C.H.Beck, ISBN 978-80-7179-607-7, Štefko Author of commentaries on the following provisions: § 16 to 17, § 78 to 100, § 300, § 307, § 316 to 319, § 338 to 346 of the Labour Code, and the reference register


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