Legal news

17-01-2011

On January 13, 2011 the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) issued a decision which prohibits Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) to take-over the company Energa.


10-01-2011

Entrepreneurs should remember that the amendments within the scope of VAT which became binding at the beginning of 2011 do not consist exclusively of the temporary increase in the tax rate.


10-01-2011

The Parliament is working on further changes to the act on VAT tax, the majority of which are supposed to come into force on February 1, 2011.


10-01-2011

The Sejm has accepted the act according to which civil servants will be financially liable for gross breaches of law during execution of their public powers.


10-01-2011

Employers are under the obligation to pay ZUS [Social Insurance Institution] premiums as well as advance payments for income tax on employees’ trainings in which, except for developing their professional qualifications, the employees also enjoyed other attractions.


20-12-2010

On December 15, 2010 the first reading of the act on the amendment to the Civil Code took place in Sejm.


20-12-2010

On January 1, 2011 an amended act of September 29, 2010 on mitigation of consequences of the economic crisis for employees and entrepreneurs will come into force.


20-12-2010

On December 14, 2010 the government accepted a draft change to the act on tax on goods and services.


13-12-2010

The Ministry of Economy has prepared a draft of amendment to the act on banking law.


13-12-2010

On December 3, the Sejm accepted a draft of act on rationalization of employment in national budget units or some other public finance sector units in the years: 2011-2013.


13-12-2010

On December 7 the government approved the national plan of actions relating to energy from renewable sources as presented by the minister of economy.


13-12-2010

The changed act on tax on goods and services will become binding on January 1, 2011.


6-12-2010

On November 30 the government accepted a draft of amendments among others in the code of civil procedure concerning application of the ordinance of the European Parliament and Council no. 4/2009 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations.


6-12-2010

Pursuant to the recent resolution of the Supreme Court from November this year (court file no. III CZP 79/10) the provision of art. 11a item 1 of the act on tourist services may constitute a basis for the liability of the tourist-organizer for a nominal damage of a client in the form of the so-called wasted holidays.


6-12-2010

With a judgment of November 25, 2010 the Constitutional Tribunal decided that the provisions of art. 46 item 1 and art. 31 and art. 33 item 1 of the act: “Press law” are inconsistent with the constitution.


6-12-2010

The Sejm is currently working on the amendment to the Labour Code within the scope of supplementing the regulation connected with granting of the so-called „paternity leave”.


29-11-2010

On November 23 the government accepted the draft of an amendment to the act on some forms of supporting innovative activities.


29-11-2010

The Sejm accepted the Senate’s correction to the act concerning among others the amendment of VAT states binding in Poland in the years 2011-2013.


29-11-2010

With its judgement of November 18, 2010 Constitutional Tribunal decided that the provisions of Art. 218 § of the Penal Code and the provision of art. 24 item 1 of the act on the system of social insurance are inconsistent with the constitution in that they allow for the same natural person to be penalized twice for the same act.


22-11-2010

Pursuant to the judicial practice of administrative courts in order to be able to apply zero-rate of the tax on goods and services for export of goods outside of the territory of the European Union it is necessary to submit an original shipping document confirmed with an official stamp of the relevant customs office, which would confirm the transportation of goods from the territory of the Union.


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