Legal news

5-07-2010

Pursuant to the law, the President of UOKiK may impose penalties up to EUR 50 million on an entrepreneur and up to fifty-fold average remuneration on an individual authorised by the entrepreneur who is being controlled.


5-07-2010

An employer will be obliged to pay salary to the employee for his/her justified absence at work of no more than 10 working days as resulting from the employee’s work-time schedule. Should the act be signed, it will come into force on the day of its announcement.


21-06-2010

On June 10 this year the Sejm approved draft changes to the Code of Petty Offences which are intended to allow spontaneous and unrestricted use of green areas defined by the local authority bodies for leisure purposes.


21-06-2010

From January 1, 2011 the minimum remuneration will be increased from PLN 1,317 up to at least PLN 1,386. The allowance for working at night as well as the minimum compensation for discrimination will also be increased.


21-06-2010

From June 16, 2010 anyone can browse on the Internet through the electronic versions of land and mortgage registers stored in the Central Database.


21-06-2010

A change to the Act on Tourist Services (Journal of Laws of 2010, No. 106, item 673).


14-06-2010

On June 8 the Polish government accepted the draft act as presented by the Minister of Finance on changing the Act on Prices. Now, the draft will be discussed by the Parliament.


14-06-2010

The Sejm Commission „Przyjazne Państwo” [„Friendly State”] proposes a change to the tax provisions which would cause that a taxpayer would be able to deduct expenses borne for mobile internet.


14-06-2010

The new legislation is being drafted to change the Act on Notaries.


31-05-2010

On May 24, the Supreme Administrative Court in the increased composition of seven judges settled the legal issue which had been a source of discrepancies in the judgment practice of administrative courts (file no. II FPS 1/10).


31-05-2010

On July 1, changes to the Civil Procedure Code are coming into force, which introduce the rule that open court sessions in civil cases will be recorded with sound recording devices or devices recording both picture and sound.


31-05-2010

The Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree which allows for a VAT relief.


31-05-2010

The Supreme Administrative Court has decided that it is the date when an invoice or a bill has been received and not the date when such invoice or bill was issued which is relevant for calculating the PLN amount of the expense borne in a foreign currency (II FSK 1440/09).


24-05-2010

The Ministry of Economy developed a draft of an act on helping the poor, who will pay lower receipts for electricity by ca. 1/3. Ca. PLN 130 million from the national budget will be provided for this kind of support.


24-05-2010

On May 20 the Speaker of the Sejm (performing the President’s duties) signed the act on supporting development of telecommunication services and networks, the main purpose of which is to ensure that access to telecommunication in Poland will be developed.


24-05-2010

On May 20, 2010 the first reading of the draft act on amendment to the Civil Code took place in the Sejm.


17-05-2010

Pursuant to the planned change to the Act on National Bank of Poland, after the term of office of the President of NBP has expired, (s)he will perform the duties until the moment when the new President of NBP takes them over.


17-05-2010

On May 11, the government accepted the draft of changes to the Act on Creating Polish Agency for Enterprise and Development (PARP), which will be directed to the Parliament.


17-05-2010

In accordance with the latest verdict of the Supreme Court an employee may demand from his/her employer a compensation for an accident at work, even if the employee’s state of health deteriorated as a result of a stressing interview with the superior and not of an accident per se.


17-05-2010

The institution of a state enterprise is deemed as a remnant of the age of communism.


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