Legal news

22-12-2011

From 1 January 2012 overdue holiday should be used by employees until 30 September of the subsequent year (so far, overdue holiday should have been taken until 31 March).


21-12-2011

On 1 March 2011 an article was published concerning the planned amendment to the Code of Commercial Companies. The amendment provided for a possibility of establishing a limited liability company via Internet in 24 hours. 


19-08-2011

On 21 July 2011, the Regional Administrative Court in Warsaw (“Court”) issued a favourable judgment with respect to tax deductibility of costs of contractual penalties (ref. III SA/Wa 2735/10).


18-08-2011

Draft amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure, including withdrawing of a special procedure in business cases and submission of disputes between entrepreneurs to the general rules of civil procedure, was presented to the Sejm on 15 June 2011.


14-07-2011

The European Commission asks Poland to end fiscal discrimination against foreign investment and pension funds.


1-07-2011

On 16 June 2011 the Court of Justice of the European Union ('CJEU') issued a verdict stating that the reintroduction of Poland's tax on civil law transactions imposed on loans granted to companies by their shareholders for the years 2007 and 2008 was contrary to Community law.


1-07-2011

On 27 April 2011, the Supreme Administrative Court (“SAC”) issued a resolution favourable for a taxpayer having great importance to all employees participating in Employee Equity Plans (“EEP”) (ref. II FSK 1410/10). On 7 June 2011 a written justification of the resolution was published.


30-06-2011

The protocol to the Poland-Denmark DTT (which was concluded in 2009) came into force on 25 November 2010. This means that the provisions of the protocol apply from 1 January 2011.


13-06-2011

The Government Representative for equal treatment prepared a draft of the scheme of internal anti-mobbing policy to be used by employers.


13-06-2011

On July 1, 2011 the Act of March 25, 2011 was com into force concerning the limitation of administrative barriers for citizens and entrepreneurs, which i.e. was to amend the Commercial Companies Code within the scope of penal responsibility of management board members.


6-06-2011

On July 1, 2011 new provisions will become binding, which will allow transformation of an entrepreneur (an individual conducting business activity) into a one-person limited liability or joint-stock company.


6-06-2011

ZUS [Social Insurance Company] informed about the income thresholds on which the right to earlier retirement, work disability pension and family pension depends.


6-06-2011

On May 26 the Sejm accepted a change to the labour code pursuant to which an employee who enjoys protection under the provisions of the act on trade unions has the right to demand to be reinstated to work in case of an unlawful termination notice of an employment contract concluded for a definite period of time or for the time of performance of the particular work. Until now such employees could only claim compensation.


31-05-2011

According to the draft legislation which is to change the Commercial Companies Code and which has been proposed by the Minister of Justice, procedures of mergers and divisions of commercial companies are to be facilitated.


31-05-2011

Social partners in a three-party commission have started negotiations regarding limitation of validity periods in case of contracts for a definite period of time.


31-05-2011

On May 23, 2011 an extensive new legislation to the Law on Radio and Television Broadcasting came into force.


24-05-2011

As of 21 March 2011 the provisions which regulate the obligation to issue employment certificates have been changed.


24-05-2011

The act of 29 October 2010 has come into force which changes the Act on Mitigating Consequences of Economic Crisis for Employees and Entrepreneurs and which is to make salary subsidies more easily available for entrepreneurs.


13-04-2011

The Polish government has long been analyzing the issue of specialized IP Courts which would examine patent and trademark litigations in view of their highly complex nature, significant volume and a need for specialization. For the moment it appears that no such radical steps will be taken.


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