Legal news

1-06-2009

Large-format advertising billboards and banners placed on buildings have become nuisance for dwellers of many Polish cities. Most of all, the dwellers complain about the billboards and banners covering their windows and obstructing the sunlight.


1-06-2009

The Ministry of Regional Development is working on an anti-crisis package which is to start during the holiday period.


1-06-2009

A draft act on pursuing claims in collective proceedings prepared by the government has already had its first reading in Sejm.


22-05-2009

In its resolution of May 22, 2009 (court file no. III CZP 24/09), the Supreme Court decided that a decision of judge-commissioner issued under Article 75 item 2 of the Act of February 28, 2003 Bankruptcy and Rehabilitation Law (Dz. U. [Journal of Laws] no. 60, item 535 as amended) does not constitute an enforcement document with respect to the obligation of a bankrupt or bankrupt’s relatives to clear and hand over the flat where they lived at the moment of announcement of bankruptcy if the flat is located in premises or in a building being a part of bankruptcy estate.


14-05-2009

On May 14, 2009 the Polish President singed the Act amending the Act on Drivers’ Working Time. Amended provisions relate mainly to the manner in which an employer should record working time of drivers as well as to cases of making such records available and storing them; the provisions also regulate drivers’ work at night time.


14-05-2009

With its judgement of May 14, 2009, the Constitutional Tribunal decided that provisions of the Act on Court Bailiff and Enforcement Procedure were inconsistent with the Constitution to the extent they i. a. exclude a possibility that admission of a motion for enforcement proceedings outside the jurisdiction of an appellate court may be refused.


7-05-2009

On May 7, 2009, the Sejm amended the Constitution and entered the provision on prohibition to stand for the Polish Parliament for persons sentenced by a final judgment to custodial sentence for intentional offence.


7-05-2009
In accordance with the resolution of the Supreme Court of May 7, 2009, a member of a two-person management board of a limited liability company in which the principle of joint representation is effective, may solely submit a complaint on behalf of the bankrupt against the decision on declaration of bankruptcy issued upon the motion submitted on behalf of the company solely by the other member of the management board.

2-05-2009

On May 2, 2009, new provisions amending the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law came into force which introduced a new definition of an insolvent debtor.


2-05-2009

On May 2, 2009, new provisions amending the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law came into force.


1-05-2009

Senat is working on an amendment to the Act on Employees’ Councils.


1-05-2009

As a result of the amendment to the Act on Accountancy (Journal of Laws of April 17, 2008 no. 63 item 393), members of the Supervisory Board have been included into a group of entities responsible for the financial statement of the company.


1-05-2009

At the end of April, the Parliament adopted amendments referring to the construction law and passed on the draft amendment to the president for signature.


1-05-2009

The European Parliament has adopted a Council’s regulation which decreases roaming prices for voice connections and for SMS messages within the territory of the EU.


1-05-2009

Trade unions and employers’ organizations have begun consultations concerning a number of issues connected to Labor Law, including: set-term labor contracts being definite for  no longer than three years; the Labor Fund earmarking 0.5 billion zlotys for trainings and grants for the employees threatened with dismissal; the matter of whether remuneration for managers of state-owned companies is to be decided by their supervisory boards or general assembly of shareholders.


1-05-2009

In accordance with the latest judgment of the Polish Supreme Court, a business trip involving constant movement from one place to another in order to perform work duties should be included in work hours.


21-04-2009

On April 21, 2009 into force came a regulation of the Council of Ministers of March 16, 2009 amending the regulation of the Council of Minister of September 14, 2004 on manner and procedure of conducting tenders and on negotiations concerning sales of real estate (Journal of Laws no. 55, item 450).


16-04-2009

On April 16, 2009 an amendment to the Law on National Court Register came into force.


4-04-2009

On April 4, 2009, a new regulation from the Ministry of Justice came into force. The regulation, dated March 10, 2009, concerns sales of property in the Pledge Registry by way of public tenders. It stipulates the place, conditions, manner and costs of the conduct of such sale


2-04-2009

An April 2, 2009 amendment to the law on Polish Citizenship changes the rules concerning the acquisition of Polish citizenship and introduces a new procedure, namely the restitution of Polish citizenship. The new regulations also abolish the obligation to renounce former citizenship by the person intending to acquire Polish citizenship.


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