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Another look at sobriety testing of employees

In industries with a heightened responsibility for the safety of the public, employers have implemented preventive sobriety testing for employees entering the workplace, thus mitigating the risk of incidents involving employees who are intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol. The permissibility of such testing has become the focus of increased interest of employers since June 2019, when the Personal Data Protection Office issued the position that employers cannot conduct such testing.

Agnieszka Lisiecka, Katarzyna Żukowska

Transfer of employees is not always automatic

A Polish company, part of an international capital group, experienced a period of internal changes. One department that had previously carried out certain business processes was divided between different entities—two newly established Polish subsidiaries. These entities will continue to provide services to the parent company under an intragroup transition service agreement (of a long-term or short-term nature). During the preparations for this manoeuvre, it turned out that the only “asset” the client wanted to transfer to the newly established company was employees. Is this solution possible at all?

Dr Szymon Kubiak, Jarosław Karlikowski

Employment law newsletter, October-December 2019

Remuneration policy in public companies, protection of whistleblowers, employee capital plans, full ban on Sunday shopping, remuneration specified in offers of employment, security camera surveillance of employees (ECHR judgement), revocation of the first PDPO penalty (PAC judgement), running a blog on work-related topics (ECHR judgement).