SPRb1105 Social Law

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
JUDr. Iva Kernová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
JUDr. Iva Kernová
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 14:00–15:40 U35
Prerequisites (in Czech)
SPRb1104 Principles of Law
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 70 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 36/70, only registered: 0/70
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 11 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The subject is a follow-up of The Basics of Law. It gives more thorough preview of contemporary state of Czech social law. The course is conducted by the means of lectures and seminars. The lectures offer basic information on course topics. The seminars offer space for discussion and a chance to solve real-life problems in small study groups. A course graduate should have basic knowledge and orientation in the field of social insurance, social support and social assistance. They should know and understand legal situation concerning foreigners and asylum seekers in the Czech republic. As social workers, they are able to reflect clients' citizenship in legal context and be able to independently solve clients' concrete social situations.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able:
to define the basic social legal terminology;

of the orientation in Czech social law;
  • Social Security: the concept of welfare state, social rights, basic pillars, financing 2. Sickness Insurance: sickness benefits, benefit for care of a family member, pregnancy and maternity compensation benefit, maternity benefits (eligibility, purpose, height, calculations, presenting a claim, making an application) 3. Retirement Pension: Retirement Pension Act, types of pensions (eligibility, purpose, height, calculations, presenting a claim), increasing of retirement pension, additional retirement insurance 4. Social Support: Social Support Act, types and conditions of the individual benefits, the purpose of benefits, height, calculations, presenting a claim, making an application 5. Social services 6. Social Assistance, Special Privileges Allowed for Disabled and Senior Citizens 7. Subsistence Minimum and Living Wage 7. Family Policy: representation of a child, managing the affairs of a child, making a proposal of limiting and deprivation of parental rights, making a proposal for fixing the height of infant's maintenence, the substitute family care procedure, solving model problem situations in a family 8. Refugees in the Czech Republic: their legal position, conditions for granting a refugee status, claims of a refugee, solving model situations 9. Residence of Alience in the Czech Republic, Czech citizenship Literature - Act no. 100/1988 Coll. of Social Security - Act no. 182/1991 Coll. implementing the Social Security Act - Act no. 187/2006 Coll. of Sickness Insurance - Act no. 582/1991 Coll. of Social Security Organization and Implementation - Act no. 155/1995 Coll. of Retirement Insurance - Ministry of Law and Social Affairs Decree no. 284/1995 Coll. - implementation of the Retirement Insurance Act - Act no. 42/1994 Coll., of Additional Retirement Insurance - Act no. 170/1999 Coll., modifying and supplementing the Retirement Insurance Act - Act no. 117/1995 Coll. of State Social Support - Act no. 108/2006 Coll. of Social Services - Decree no. 505/2006 Coll., implementing some State Social Support provisions - Act no. 111/2006 Coll., of Social Assistance - Vyhláška no. 504/2006 Coll., implementing some Social Assistence Act provisions - Act no. 110/2006 Coll. of Subsistence Level and Living Wage - Act no. 325/1999 Coll. of Asylum - Act no. 326/1999 Coll. of the Residence of Alience in the Czech Republic - Act no. 40/1993 Coll. of Acquisition and Losing Czech Citizenship, as amended
    required literature
  • TOMEŠ, Igor. Sociální právo České republiky. 2., přepracované vydání. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2015. 339 stran. ISBN 9788074789410. info
  • KOLDINSKÁ, Kristina. Sociální právo. 2. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2013. xvi, 191. ISBN 9788074004742. info
  • POŘÍZKOVÁ, Hana. Sociální zabezpečení. In Studijní materiál pro poradce pro zaměstnanost. 1. vydání. Brno: DROM, 2008. p. 94-102, 194 pp. ISBN 978-80-254-2156-7. info
  • Sociální zabezpečení 2008. Praha: Česká správa sociálního zabezpečení, 2008. 32 s. ISBN 9788087039076. info
  • GREGOROVÁ, Zdeňka and Milan GALVAS. Sociální zabezpečení. 2. aktualiz. a dopl. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 280 s. ISBN 8072391763. info
    recommended literature
  • TELEC, Ivo. Sociální právo a veřejné zdravotní pojištění. Právník. Praha: Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, v. v. i., 2017, vol. 156, No 7, p. 587-602. ISSN 0231-6625. info
  • KOMENDOVÁ, Jana. Právo zaměstnance na dovolenou jako základní sociální právo (The Employee’s Right to Leave as a Fundamental Social Right). In Barancová Helena, Olšovská Andrea. Súčasný stav a nové úlohy pracovného práva. 1st ed. Praha: Leges, 2016. p. 183-198. ISBN 978-80-7502-177-9. info
  • KOLDINSKÁ, Kristina. Gender a sociální právo : rovnost mezi muži a ženami v sociálněprávních souvislostech. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H.Beck, 2010. xv, 240. ISBN 9788074003431. info
  • TOMEŠ, Igor and Kristina KOLDINSKÁ. Sociální právo Evropské unie. 1. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2003. xvi, 267. ISBN 8071798312. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, study of legal norms, discussion, practising by the means of solving concrete examples from practice, work in small study groups, homework.
Assessment methods
Seminar attendance. Handing-in homework on continuous basis is an exam requirement. Written exam (open and closed questions). To pass the exam, students need to get minimum of 65% points.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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