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News from Poland—Business & Law, episode 5: Proposed changes in labour law relating to remote work
News from Poland, employment
In this episode we present a short summary of the general picture of the Polish economy and proposed changes in labour law relating to remote work.
The right to disconnect: Real relief for employees or just additional obligations for employers?
The digitalisation of work entails many benefits. In many professions work may be delivered from anyplace in the world, and in many industries talent can be sourced from all over the globe. For employers this is an opportunity for significant savings, and for employees it offers hope for a better work/life balance.
New emission standards
automotive, environmental protection
The new emission standard Euro 6D ISC-FCM has been applicable in the European Union since 1 January 2021. It is not only limited to the issue of cleanliness, but also includes an obligation to monitor combustion levels. Gradual reduction of emission limits is included in the consistently implemented EU policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Reductions in employment in joint ventures by competitors
In today’s knowledge-based economy, consolidations of enterprises are common—sometimes even between competitors. Employment reductions are a natural part of any consolidation, but are a source of legal risks for merging competitors. Such risks are hard to eliminate, but does it have to end in stalemate?
What is the involvement of employees in cross-border mergers?
employment, corporate, M&A
In a cross-border merger, the employees must have an opportunity to participate in the merger procedure and in the governance of the new company—typically by having an influence on the composition of the supervisory board.
Pre-employment screening - what an employer can do and must not do?
There are legal restrictions on obtaining information from job candidates.