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Changes in working time regulations: Flexible but problematic
An amendment to the Polish Labour Code effective 23 August 2013 changed the regulations concerning working time. The new rules, allowing highly flexible working arrangements, carry over solutions previously in effect under the Anti-Crisis Act.
Changes in working time regulations: Flexible but problematic
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
Changes to regulations concerning parenthood leave
Parental leave and swift entry into force of increased additional maternity leave – main amendments
Changes to regulations concerning parenthood leave
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?
Job guarantees scrutinised by the Supreme Court of Poland
Guarantees of future employment, eagerly sought by Polish trade unions, are detrimental to the employer but also costly to consumers and the State Treasury.
Job guarantees scrutinised by the Supreme Court of Poland
How the size of a workplace union affects its entitlements
It is not enough for a union to have the required number of members at a workplace. It must also notify the employer of the number of members within a period provided by law. What if it fails to do so?
How the size of a workplace union affects its entitlements
Consultation concerning intended redundancies and personal date protection
When an employer consults with a trade union concerning the intention to lay off workers, it is easy to run afoul of data protection regulations.
Consultation concerning intended redundancies and personal date protection
Changes in employment law in 2013
The most important changes this year are an increase in the minimum wage and elimination of certain notifications to the National Labour Inspectorate and the National Sanitary Inspectorate.
Changes in employment law in 2013
What is the involvement of employees in cross-border mergers?
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.
What is the involvement of employees in cross-border mergers?
Agnieszka Lisiecka: Employees should be more aware of work safety
An interview with Agnieszka Lisiecka, a partner at Wardyński & Partners and head of the Employment Law Practice, about the potential consequences of a work-related accident for the employer
Agnieszka Lisiecka: Employees should be more aware of work safety
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?