Author: Aleksandra Wójcik

Aleksandra Wójcik
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Changes to the Labour Code: new compulsory elements of an employment contract and broader information obligations of employers

The government’s bill to amend the Labour Code and certain other acts, which seeks to implement solutions provided under EU Directives into Polish legislation[1], may have a significant impact on the employees’ rights and on the corresponding employers’ obligations. The amendment seeks to extend parenthood rights, including by extending parental leave (in the spirit of work-life balance) and to make revolutionary changes in how employment contracts are terminated. In desiring to achieve the greatest possible transparency and predictability in employment, it also seeks to modify the compulsory elements of an employment contract and to significantly affect (broaden) the information obligations of employers with respect to employees. 

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Crossing the Polish-Ukrainian border no longer so easy

People who fled from Ukraine to Poland because of the Russian invasion and then returned to Ukraine may not be allowed back into Poland without meeting additional conditions.

The stay in Poland of Ukrainian citizens who fled Ukraine because of the war was regulated by the provisions of the so-called Special Law of 12 March 2022 (on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with armed conflict on the territory of that country). The stay of such persons in Poland is, in principle, legal until 24 August 2023. However, in accordance with the recent practice of the Polish authorities and services, if such a person even briefly returns to the Ukraine, their re-entry to Poland will, as a rule, take place under the terms of the previously existing regulations – and no longer under the terms of the Special Law.

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News from Poland—Business & Law. Obtaining Polish citizenship

This time Magdalena Świtajska and Aleksandra Wójcik, from Wardyński & Partners’ Employment & Global Mobility Practice, explain the ways of obtaining Polish citizenship. Konrad Grotowski, host of the programme, discusses the current state of the Polish economy.

News from Poland—Business & Law is a synthesis of important current events in the Polish economy and changes to Polish law, especially those that may concern management board members and affect the risk of serving on boards.

The programme is addressed to foreign directors of Polish companies, foreign investors in Poland, and their foreign advisers.

All episodes are available here

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Sickness absenteeism as a cause for employment termination?

Employee sickness and absenteeism from work are inherent business risks which the employer has to take into account. An employee’s absence from work can be so frequent that it significantly affects the functioning of the workplace. In such situations, it may be in the employer’s interest to terminate such an employee’s employment contract and hire someone else to take their place. Labour Code provisions oblige employers to specify the reason justifying such a decision in the notice terminating indefinite-term contracts (Article 30 § 4 of the Labour Code). Does regular sickness absenteeism constitute an independent and sufficient reason for termination?

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