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Digital Services Act – new responsibilities and opportunities for the internet industry

19 February 2024

The Digital Services Act (“DSA”), dubbed a “European constitution for the internet”, is intended to create a safer and more transparent online environment. From 17 February 2024, it will apply to all digital services that connect consumers to goods, services or content, so it should be of interest to most companies doing business online. Who does the DSA ...

Digital Services Act – new responsibilities and opportunities for the internet industry

The topic of whistleblowing comes up again

11 January 2024

New obligations for entities having 50 or more employees A new version of the bill on the protection of persons reporting breaches of law (referred to as whistleblowers) has recently appeared on the website of the Government Legislation Centre. The proposed act imposes on certain entities an obligation to implement local procedures and confidential channe...

The topic of whistleblowing comes up again

A revolution for part-time employees - implications of the CJEU judgment in case C-660/20

30 October 2023

Additional remuneration for work for part-time employees in excess of their scheduled working hours The triggering of additional remuneration for work for part-time employees in excess of their scheduled working hours cannot be limited to only after they have exceeded the number of working hours corresponding to full-time positions. The Court of Justice o...

A revolution for part-time employees – implications of the CJEU judgment in case C-660/20

The EuGB Regulation - a new standard for issuers of European green bonds

16 October 2023

For years, European institutions have recognised the need for increased regulatory measures to define the rules for green bond financing of energy transition projects. This is driven by the need to shift the European economy towards a more sustainable and low-carbon model. This approach is in line with the objectives and principles of the EU taxonomy. Europe...

The EuGB Regulation – a new standard for issuers of European green bonds

2023 revisions to the commercial companies code – new regulations for cross-border and domestic company reorganisations

11 October 2023

On 15 September 2023, an amendment to the Commercial Companies Code (the “Code”) (the “Amendment”) entered into force which transposes into Polish law Directive (EU) 2019/2121 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019, amending Directive (EU) 2017/1132), as regards cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions (the “Directive”). The...

2023 revisions to the commercial companies code – new regulations for cross-border and domestic company reorganisations

New types of offences, harsher penalties. The impact of the amendments to the criminal code on the criminal liability of managers.

28 September 2023

On 1 October 2023, amendments to the Criminal Code that were passed over a year ago will come into force. The solutions adopted as part of the reform mentioned above represent a further tightening of penal policy and have raised concerns in some circles and institutions (including the Ombudsman). By virtue of the above-mentioned provisions, new types of offe...

New types of offences, harsher penalties. The impact of the amendments to the criminal code on the criminal liability of managers.

Family Foundations

22 May 2023

Today, the Family Foundation Act enters into force. It provides for a new legal structure modelled on similar solutions that have been in place for years in countries such as the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Malta and Liechtenstein. The legislature intended a family foundation to be the optimal legal form for managing family assets and for succes...

Family Foundations

Changes in Polish competition law. Implementation of the ECN+ Directive

28 April 2023

On 27 April 2023, the President of the Republic of Poland signed the Law on Amendments to the Law on Competition and Consumer Protection and Certain Other Laws, which is intended to implement, among other things, the what is referred to as the ECN+ Directive (the “Act”). The Act aims to increase the effectiveness of the operations of the Polish Office of ...

Changes in Polish competition law. Implementation of the ECN+ Directive

Balance Directive and changes to the Labour Code

14 March 2023

On 9 March 2023, the Polish Parliament passed a long-awaited law implementing EU directives regarding work-life balance and pay transparency. The amendment provides for significant changes to the conclusion and termination of employment contracts and provides employees with a number of new entitlements. The law is currently awaiting the President's signature...

Balance Directive and changes to the Labour Code

Remote work and sobriety control

20 February 2023

2023 opened with significant changes in labour law. Starting from 21 February, employers will be able to control employees' sobriety under new rules, and provisions introducing remote work into the Labour Code will become legally binding from 7 April. Furthermore, a bill implementing the "work-life balance" directive and the directive on transparent wages is...

Remote work and sobriety control
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