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The end of the transition period: effects of Brexit on UK citizens in Poland
The transition period during which UK nationals are generally treated under EU law as citizens of other member states expires on 31 December 2020. This raises more and more questions and doubts about the legality of stay of UK citizens and their family members, both those already residing in Poland and those still planning their arrival.
The end of the transition period: effects of Brexit on UK citizens in Poland
Becoming a Polish (EU) citizen
Increasing interest of foreign nationals in moving to live and work in the European Union is the main driver in recent times for seeking to obtain citizenship of an EU country. This also applies to Poland, as Polish citizenship gives the right to live and work not only in Poland but also across the entire EU.
Becoming a Polish (EU) citizen
Remote work and “employer of record”: Employment in the video game industry
The game development industry knows no boundaries, and often attracts workers from all over the world. But employment and immigration regulations pose a barrier to drawing on the resources of the global labour market, particularly when a game development studio considers employing persons in Poland who are citizens of countries outside the EU, the EEA, or Switzerland. However, new non-standard forms of work help overcome the difficulties in hiring foreigners, and are worth considering for roles such as programmers, graphic designers, sound engineers, script writers, and game testers.
Remote work and “employer of record”: Employment in the video game industry
Poland: Current travel restrictions
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Poland adopted regulations temporarily restricting entry to Poland of non-Polish citizens.
Poland: Current travel restrictions
Posting workers to Poland? Learn about your duties before the Polish authorities
The Act on Posting of Employees for Performance of Services of 10 June 2016, implementing the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) and the Enforcement Directive (2014/67/EU), imposes a number of obligations on foreign employers posting their employees to Poland which may prove difficult to implement in practice.
Posting workers to Poland? Learn about your duties before the Polish authorities
12 things worth knowing about labour litigation in Poland
Both employers employing staff in Poland at Polish branches, representative offices or affiliated companies and employers employing staff in Poland without any legal presence here may become a party to employment-related litigation, namely a lawsuit brought by an employee or ex-employee before a Polish court.
12 things worth knowing about labour litigation in Poland
Payroll documentation may be relevant many years later
Properly maintaining and storing payroll documentation may prove highly important even many years after an employee ceases working with the employer.
Payroll documentation may be relevant many years later
Legalisation of employment and stay of foreigners in Poland from 1 May 2014
Temporary stay up to 3 years, application for a stay permit up to the day before the visa expires, and a single permit for stay and work: These are just a few of the advantages introduced by the new Foreigners Act.
Legalisation of employment and stay of foreigners in Poland from 1 May 2014
Delegation of employees to work abroad
Current law does not provide any special regulations for an employer in Poland delegating an employee to perform work abroad, but delegation abroad may be carried out on the basis of the general regulations of employment law.
Delegation of employees to work abroad
Assigning different work to an employee without issuing an amending termination notice
The Labour Code enables an employer to assign work to an employee differing from the work described in the employment contract without formally amending the contract, but this does not mean boundless discretion to change the employee’s working conditions.
Assigning different work to an employee without issuing an amending termination notice
How far does a trade union's right to information extend?
An employer has a duty to share with a trade union only information that is necessary to conduct union activity. But this covers a wide range of information about the employer’s situation.
How far does a trade union's right to information extend?
Employment relationship in Poland under foreign law - is choice of law useful?
Wybór prawa obcego do umów o pracę wykonywanych w Polsce nie wyłącza stosowania do nich większości przepisów prawa polskiego.
Employment relationship in Poland under foreign law - is choice of law useful?