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Entry, stay and work in Poland – citizens of Ukraine and other countries
The special Act on Aid to Ukrainian citizens has just entered into force. We have prepared a guide explaining comprehensively the most up-to-date rules of entry, stay and work in Poland for citizens of Ukraine and other countries. Available in Polish, Ukrainian and English.
Crossing the border and reuniting families (Guide for citizens of Ukraine)
Another concise guide: How long does legal residence last in Poland? How to extend it? How to bring family members to Poland? In Ukrainian, Polish and English.
Residing and working in Poland (Guide for citizens of Ukraine)
Our brief guide explains the possibilities for entry, legalisation of work and legalisation of stay of Ukrainian citizens in Poland. It also covers the rules for bringing their families to Poland. In English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 15: Hiring and working in Poland: types of contracts
News from Poland, global mobility
Magdalena Świtajska from Wardyński & Partners’ Employment & Global Mobility Practice, explains types of contracts used when hiring or working in Poland.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 14: obtaining Polish citizenship
News from Poland, global mobility
Magdalena Świtajska and Aleksandra Wójcik form Wardyński & Partners’ Employment & Global Mobility Practice, explain the ways of obtaining Polish citizenship.
The end of the transition period: effects of Brexit on UK citizens in Poland
global mobility, international law
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.
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.
Remote work and “employer of record”: Employment in the video game industry
global mobility, new technologies, employment
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.
Poland: Current travel restrictions
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Poland adopted regulations temporarily restricting entry to Poland of non-Polish citizens.
Posting workers to Poland? Learn about your duties before the Polish authorities
global mobility, employment
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.
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.
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.