Legal news

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.


22-11-2010

On November 16, 2010 the government adopted the assumptions for the draft of the act on management of packaging and packaging waste as submitted by the minister of environment.


22-11-2010

In its judgement of November 17, 2010 the Court for Competition and Customer Protection (SOKiK) confirmed the standpoint of the President of the Office of Competition and Customer Protection (UOKiK), that the Polish Post violated the collective interest of consumers by not delivering the mail.


22-11-2010

Ministry of Finance claims that income from employment relation exists in each case, when an employee obtains some benefits. The employer should thus add the value of allowances to the employee’s remuneration and tax them. In such a situation any employee which takes part in an integration event will have to pay an income tax on the value of the meeting as per one person.
 


15-11-2010

From November 15, 2010 the Decree has been binding which relates to enterprises which may significantly influence the environment. The changes were introduced i.a. to the provisions relating to the following industry branches: mining and excavation, renewable energy sector and waste management. For example, nowadays, to construct any water power plant a decision on environmental conditions will be required. It results from the fact that in the new decree, the quantity threshold of 2.5 MW for water power plants was cancelled.


15-11-2010

The judgment of the Voivodship Administrative Court of November 9, 2010 (court file no. III SA/Wa 966/10) may be a breakthrough in an otherwise strict approach of tax authorities with regard to the costs borne by taxpayers who invite their customers to restaurants.


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