Every employee in the Czech Republic is registered on the social security system. Social security payments are automatically deducted from employees’ salaries. These amount to 5.5% of the salary plus 25% paid by the employer from the employee’s gross salary. Of this, 21.5% is allocated to pension insurance, 2.3% to sickness insurance, and 1.2% to the government employment policy. The employee must have a minimum monthly income of CZK 3,500.