“Recertification” of a delisted but still functioning employment agency

In a difficult labour market, it is becoming more and more popular to operate an employment agency. In Poland, this is considered a regulated activity for purposes of the Business Freedom Act and requires entry in the Register of Employment Agencies under Art. 18 of the Act on Promotion of Employment and Labour Market Institutions.

Dr Szymon Kubiak, Radosław Teresiak 

Equal pay for equal work

Charges of discrimination because of different pay for similar jobs may come as a surprise to employers. An employee may claim discrimination because he or she earns less than a colleague doing the same job. Once the employee shows that the position is the same but the pay is different, the burden of proof shifts to the employer to show that there is no unlawful discrimination. Does the employer have strong enough arguments to show that the employee is wrong? It is worth considering some legal safeguards at the early stages.

Agnieszka Lisiecka