During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Poland in many cases a majority of employees of a given workplace had to be quarantined. In such cases, the workplaces have been practically unable to operate. Therefore, many employers chose to entrust quarantined workers with work to do at home, where practicable. Such situations were difficult to assess form the legal point of view, as there were no legal provisions in place that would refer to this matter. The subject was, however, regulated by the act that came into force on 29 November 2020
Recent legal acts that came into force due to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, amend certain provisions of the Polish labour law.
In the face of legislative changes related to the need to prevent the spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus and mitigate the effects of the pandemic, many other legislative changes remain unnoticed. In this newsletter we would like to present some of the recently introduces changes in the field of labour law
On 24 June the so called 4.0 Anti-Crisis Act came into force. The act is another tool aimed at improving the situation of entrepreneurs affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The act introduces many changes, including the regulations on taking holiday leave.
While coronavirus is gaining more and more ground, employers in Poland try to figure out what means should be undertaken so their employees stay safe and their companies work as regular. It’s especially important for the employers in retail as their employees usually have direct contact with hundreds of customers. The employers have become particularly […]
From 2018, the ban on trade and trade-related activities on Sundays, as well as the ban on entrusting employees and workers with trade and trade-related activities on Sundays was gradually introduced. At the beginning of 2020, the ban came into full force, and those who break the ban by entrusting employees and workers with trade and trade-related activities on Sundays might be subject to a fine between PLN 1,000.00 and PLN 100,000.00
The Supreme Court held that in a task-based working time system, even if the tasks entrusted to an employee could not possibly be performed during normal working hours, this does not, in itself, release the employee from the obligation to prove the specific number of overtime hours to be paid
Previously, the basis for calculating the amount of the write-off of the Employee Social Benefit Fund for the entirety of 2019 was supposed to be the average monthly salary in the national economy in the second half of 2013. A recent law, which has partially unfrozen the write-off amount for 2019, also included a draft bill to adjust the time period and average monthly salary figures to be used in calculating the amount of the write-off to the fund, although the exact figures of the basis to calculate the 2019 amounts have not yet been announced
On 23 October 2019, the Act on the amendment to the Act on public offering and conditions governing the introduction of financial instruments to organised trading, and on public companies and certain other acts implementing the SRD II Directive (Shareholder Rights Directive) was forwarded to the President of Poland for his signature
In Poland, 2018 started off with a revolution for retail employees. On 10th January 2018 the Act on Restraint of Retail Trade on Sundays, Holidays and other days entered into force. The Act was initiated by the biggest Polish trade union – NSZZ Solidarnosc and their intention was to improve the life and working conditions […]