Directive (EU) 2023/970 of the European Parliament and of the Council to strengthen the application of the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value between men and women through pay transparency and enforcement mechanisms was adopted on 10 May 2023. What new obligations will employers face? How does EU law understand equal pay?Continue reading “Pay Transparency Directive: Strengthening the principle of equal pay in the European Union”
For a recruiting employer, a candidate’s professional competence is crucial. Equally important, however, is sometimes the timing of starting work.
The start date is affected not only by the notice period for the candidate’s current employment. In the case of candidates who are citizens of third countries (i.e., outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland), the need to legalize their stay and work in Poland matters.Continue reading “Recruitment of a foreigner and personal data – what you can and should ask the candidate about and at what stage?”
On 21 March 2023, the President signed the Act of 9 March 2023 Amending the Act on Foreigners and Certain Other Acts. The amendment was published in the Journal of Laws on 23 March 2023 and, with certain exceptions, will enter into force 14 days after its publication. The purpose of the amendment is to ensure the application of Regulations 2018/1860 and 2018/1861, dated 28 November 2018, of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU). These regulations govern the entry and stay of third-country nationals in the territory of Schengen States and Member States’ use of the Schengen Information System (SIS).Continue reading “Act on foreigners: voluntary departure and other changes”
Infertility treatment using the in vitro method entails costs which, due to non-reimbursement by the National Health Fund, for many people constitutes an enormous expense, often impossible to cover with own funds. Although there are local government support programmes in some Polish cities, subsidies that can be obtained from them do not cover all costs and apply only to selected groups of people. Potential support for people facing the infertility problem can be an employer’s subsidy for IVF treatment.Continue reading “Co-financing of in vitro as an employee benefit”