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Author: Piotr Podsiadły

Piotr Podsiadły, an attorney-at-law trainee, handles individual and collective labour law, particularly issues involving formation and termination of employment relationships, as well as issues of mobbing, discrimination and equal treatment in employment.
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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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Posted on Categories coronavirus

Severance pay – when and how much should the employer pay and what does Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 change?

Faced with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of companies are being forced to reduce their workforce. Many employers are required to pay redundant employees severance pay, a one-off benefit to compensate them for the loss of their jobs. This seemingly simple issue raises many practical problems. Additional doubts have emerged with regard to the interpretation of the Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 provision temporarily limiting the maximum amount of benefits related to employment termination, including severance pay.

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Posted on Categories contract termination

How to avoid mistakes when terminating an employment contract during an employee’s illness?

Employees expecting to receive termination notice often take sick leave to protect themselves from dismissal (or at least to postpone it). During the coronavirus pandemic, the risk of losing a job is increasing, whilst digitally obtaining a medical certificate is easier than ever. When dismissals have to take place in unusual circumstances, e.g. during a period of remote work, it is important to be familiar with the rules concerning termination of employment in the event of an employee’s illness. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the illness itself that guarantees protection against termination, but the absence from work justified by an appropriate medical certificate.

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Posted on Categories contract termination, coronavirus

Serving notices to terminate employment contracts during the coronavirus pandemic

Due to the current situation caused by the spread of SARS-CoV-2, entrepreneurs are forced to cut costs. When other measures are insufficient, staff reductions may be necessary. Whether such redundancies take place collectively or individually, the rules on employment contract termination will still apply.

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