Author: Agnieszka Godusławska

Agnieszka Godusławska, adwokat, handles individual, collective, and EU employment law. She has experience in employment restructuring, including group layoffs, outsourcing, and staff transfers. She is involved in due diligence of companies. Her experience includes establishing and terminating employment relationships as well as contracts with corporate management. She handles litigation involving employment and termination, as well as claims seeking determination of the existence of an employment relationship. She also provides day-to-day legal support for employers and advises employers in bankruptcy.
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Christmas and New Year’s Eve on-call duty

The Christmas and New Year period forces a change in work organisation in many companies. For many undertakings the turn of the year is a holiday period. This is particularly true for production plants, where starting up and maintaining full-scale production in this period is often economically insensible. However, reducing production does not mean that the machinery park can be left without any supervision. Some machinery and equipment, as well as processes, despite the temporary shutdown of production require, due to their technological characteristics, ongoing supervision, maintenance and, in the event of a breakdown, immediate remedial action.

To ensure that these tasks are carried out, employers often assign on-call duty time during the Christmas and New Year period.

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Posted on Categories regulatory

The pros and cons of an extended reference period

An extended reference period as a tool for more flexible planning of working time. When can it be used and what mistakes need to be avoided?

Employers and employees both often desire flexibility in their employment relations. However, the interests of the parties to an employment contract are not always the same.

In fact, employers seek flexibility which they understand as being able to adapt the terms and conditions of work, including working time, to:

  • changing business needs, as well as
  • circumstances that are frequently difficult to anticipate and over which employers have no control (like the corona virus pandemic, at the very least)

while at the same time reducing employment costs. 

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Posted on Categories Social Insurance

Reporting specific-task contracts – a new obligation for payers of contributions and individuals

From 1 January 2021, payers of contributions and individuals commissioning work will be obliged to inform ZUS, (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych, Poland’s social insurance institution) about concluding specific-task contracts (umowy o dzieło) that are not subject to social security and health insurance contributions. Thanks to this new obligation, ZUS will be able to verify the existence of the social security obligation of persons performing specific-task contracts. However, this brief regulation may raise many practical reservations.

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