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  1. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 5th July 2018 on succession board of a natural person's business (Dz. U. no 1629) (Ustawa z dnia 5 lipca 2018 r. o zarządzie sukcesyjnym przedsiębiorstwem osoby fizycznej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-07-05 | Date of entry into force: 2018-11-15 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2019-02-25 | POL-2018-L-109041

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Succession board establishment
    Chapter 3. Enterprise management in inheritance until establishment of a succession board or until right expiration for succession board establishment
    Chapter 4. General rules concerning execution of succession board
    Chapter 5. Relations between owners of enterprise in inheritance and succession administrator
    Chapter 6. Management of Enterprise inheritance
    Chapter 7. Decisions, regulated activity, entries to the regulated activity register and other registers
    Chapter 8. Succession board in case of death of a partner in civil law partnership
    Chapter 9. Public levies in period of succession board
    Chapter 10. Cancellation of succession board and other events resulting in loss of authorization to perform this function
    Chapter 11. Succession board expiry
    Chapter 12. Changes in legislation
    Chapter 13. Transitional and final provisions.

  2. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 6th March 2018 on the Ombudsman for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (Text No 648) (Ustawa z dnia 6 marca 2018 r. o Rzeczniku Małych i Średnich Przedsiębiorców) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-30 | POL-2018-L-107934

    The Act establishes of Ombudsman for small and Medium enterprises: Ombudsman is to be appointed by the Prime Minister, sets conditions to be meet by incumbent, his/her duties, prerogatives, the office limitations as well as drafts a budget plan up to 2027

  3. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 6 March 2018 on entrepreneurs - Entrepreneurs Act (Text No 646) (Ustawa z dnia 6 marca 2018 r. - Prawo przedsiębiorców) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-30 | POL-2018-L-107935

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Undertaking, performing and termination of economic activity
    Chapter 3. Matters settlement relating to economic activity
    Chapter 4. Economic Activity Regulation
    Chapter 5. Economic activity surveillance limitation
    Chapter 6. Rules of economic-related draft law preparation and performance evaluation
    Chapter 7. Final provision.

  4. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 6th March 2018 - Provisions introducing the Entrepreneurs Act and other Acts concerning economic Activity (Text No 650) (Ustawa z dnia 6 marca 2018 r. - Przepisy wprowadzające ustawę - Prawo przedsiębiorców oraz inne ustawy dotyczące działalności gospodarczej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-30 | POL-2018-L-107936

    The provisions of the Act are linked with the Entrepreneurs Act, the batch is known as Business Constitution.
    Main objective is to reform rules on running an economic activity:
    -new simpler definition of an economic activity
    -rule what is not forbidden is allowed
    -presumption of entrepreneurs honesty
    -indefinite suspension of economic activity
    -non registered activity
    -relief at the start for aspiring entrepreneurs.

  5. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of the 6 March 2016 on Central register and central information on economic activity and Information Point for Entrepreneur (Text No 647) (Ustawa z dnia 6 marca 2018 r. o Centralnej Ewidencji i Informacji o Działalności Gospodarczej i Punkcie Informacji dla Przedsiębiorcy) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2018-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-04-30 | POL-2018-L-107937

    Section I General provisions
    Section II Central register and central information on economic activity
    Section III Information Point for Entrepreneur
    Section IV Final provision

  6. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 10 February 2017 to amend Act on activities of public interest and voluntary work (Text No 573). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2017-02-10 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-25 | POL-2017-L-105942


    Amendments to the Act on activities of public interest and voluntary work concern:
    -improving the procedure of information exchange between Minister in charge of social matters and court register
    -clarification of submitting annual reports for a year, in which status of public benefit organisation is lost
    -deadline for submitting annual reports
    -improving the process of creation a register of public benefit organisation, entitled to receive 1 per cent of income tax
    -diversification of income sources for Public Benefits Organisations Support Fund.

  7. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 4 November 2016 on supporting pregnant women and families "For life" (Text No. 1860). (Ustawa z dnia 4 listopada 2016 r. o wsparciu kobiet w ciazy i rodzin „Za zyciem”) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | POL-2016-L-103909

    The Act defines the rights of pregnant women and their families to support in the access to healthcare services and family policy instruments.

  8. Poland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 9th August 2016 to concern the Codification Commission of Labour Law (Text No. 1366). (Rozporzadzenia Rady Ministrow z dnia 9 sierpnia 2016 r. w sprawie Komisji Kodyfikacyjnej Prawa Pracy ) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-08-09 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-01 | POL-2016-R-103898

    The Regulation defines:
    1) subject matter of the Codification Commission of Labour Law
    2) composition and working procedures of the Commission;
    3) financing of the Commission.

  9. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 22nd June 2016 to amend the Labour Code and some other Acts (Text No. 1053). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-03 | POL-2016-L-103893

    Amendments to the article 176. § 1 and art. 179 § 1; 2 of the Labour Code to implement the EU Directive. Pregnant and brest feeding women will not be able to perform onerous, dangerous or harmful work which may adversely affect their health, pregnancy or childbirth.

  10. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 10th June 2016 to amend the Family and Guardianship Code and some other Acts (Text No. 1177). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-06-10 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-20 | POL-2016-L-103894

    Amendments to concern alimony benefits, family bank account, resources from benefits are exempt from enforced debt collection.

  11. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 20th May 2016 to amend Act on granting protection to aliens within the territory of the Republic of Poland (Text No. 783). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-19 | POL-2016-L-103887

    Amendment to the Article 86f. Prior to entry or relocation of foreigner, Head of the Office consults Chief Commander of Border Guards, Chief Commander of Police, Head of Inner Security Agency, whether the entry may pose a threat to the defense or security of the state or to public order.

  12. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 13th May 2016 on combating the threats of sexual crimes (Text No. 862). (Ustawa z dnia 13 maja 2016 r. o przeciwdzialaniu zagrozeniom przestepczoscia na tle seksualnym) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-05-13 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-01 | POL-2016-L-103889

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Registry of the sexual criminal offenders
    Chapter 3. Obligations of employers and other organizers in the field of education, leisure, treatment or care of minors
    Chapter 4. Identification of places of particular risk for sexual crime
    Chapter 5. Penal provisions
    Chapter 6. Amendments to the existing legislation
    chapter 7. Transitional and final provisions.

  13. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 13th May 2016 to amend the Labour Code (Text No. 910). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-05-13 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-01 | POL-2016-L-103891

    Amendments to the:
    art. 29 § 2 employment contract is to be concluded in writing
    art. 104 § 2 Employer is obligated to instruct employee on the work regulations prior to the commencement of work
    art. 200 § 5 Employer is obligated to instruct adolescent worker on the list of light work.

  14. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 16th March 2016 to amend Act on activities of public interest and voluntary work (Text No. 395). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2016-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-03-25 | POL-2016-L-103878

    Amendments relating to provisions on public interests activities carried out by non governmental organizations, protection of Poles from abroad is carried out by the Senate of the Republic of Poland together with NGO and other bodies.

  15. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 5th August 2015 on unpaid legal assistance and legal education (Text No. 1255). (Ustawa z dnia 5 sierpnia 2015 r. o nieodplatnej pomocy prawnej oraz edukacji prawnej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2015-08-05 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | POL-2015-L-101450

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Unpaid legal assistance
    Chapter 3. Legal education
    Chapter 4. Task assessment in the field of unpaid legal assistance and legal education
    Chapter 5. Unpaid legal assistance financing
    Chapter 6. Amendments to the existing legislation
    Chapter 7. Adapting and final provisions.

  16. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of the 25 June 2015 to amend the Labour Code and some other acts (Text No. 1220). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2015-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-22 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2015-08-30 | POL-2015-L-101448

    Article 1. Amendments to the Labour Code: definition of labour contracts: on probation, definite and indefinite period and procedures of their termination
    Article 2. Amendment to the Act on common duty to protect the Republic of Poland in regard to different types of labour contracts as in article 1.
    Article 3. Amendments to the Act respecting workers employed in State institutions in regard to different types of labour contracts as in article 1.
    Article 4. Amendments to the Act on social security cash benefits in case of sickness and maternity entitlement for maternity grant after expiration on insurance
    Article 5. Amendments to the Act on foreign service definition of family members
    Article 6. Amendments to the Act on special rules on termination of employment for reasons not attributable to employees
    Article 7. Amendments to the Act on Social Employment assistance in finding employment
    Article 8. Amendments to the Act on the employment of temporary workers: employment contract through job agencies
    Article 9. Amendments to the Act on substitute service: termination of fixed term job contract
    Article 10. Amendments to the Act on Civil Service first contract for 12 months period
    Article 11. Amendments to the Act on Local government employees first contract for no longer than 6 months period

  17. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 25th June 2015 on Consular Law (Text No. 1274). (Ustawa z dnia 25 czerwca 2015 r. Prawo konsularne) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2015-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-01 | POL-2015-L-101451

    Part I. General provisions
    Part II. Consuls and consular functions
    Part III. Consular Proceedings
    Part IV. Consular fees and expenses
    Part V. Honorary consuls
    Part VI. Amendments to the existing legislation, final and transitional provisions.

  18. Poland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Governmental Declaration of 30th April 2015 on binding power of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Text No. 962). (Oswiadczenie Rzadowe z dnia 30 kwietnia 2015 r. w sprawie mocy obowiazujacej Konwencji Rady Europy o zapobieganiu i zwalczaniu przemocy wobec kobiet i przemocy domowej, sporzadzonej w Stambule dnia 11 maja 2011 r.) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2015-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-01 | POL-2015-R-101443

    The Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence has been ratified by the President of Poland and its binding power starts from the 1st of August 2015.

  19. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 6th February 2015 to ratify Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Text No. 398). (Ustawa z dnia 6 lutego 2015 r. o ratyfikacji Konwencji Rady Europy o zapobieganiu i zwalczaniu przemocy wobec kobiet i przemocy domowej, sporzadzonej w Stambule dnia 11 maja 2011) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2015-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-07 | POL-2015-L-101435

    Permission is being given to ratify the Convention by the President of Poland.

  20. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 7th November 2014 to facilitate the exercise of economic activity (Text No. 1662). (Ustawa z dnia 7 listopada 2014 r. o ulatwieniu wykonywania dzialalnosci gospodarczej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2014-11-07 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2015-04-01 | POL-2014-L-98409

    The Act contains numerous amendments to existing legislation (inter alia):
    Article 1. Amendment to the Labour Code regarding preliminary occupational medical examination.
    Article 2. Amendment to the Chamber of Commerce Act regarding issuing universal certification of product origin.
    Article 3. Amendment to the Personal Income Tax Act: concerning non-wage benefits and tax consideration.
    Article 4. Amendment to the Income Tax from Legal Entities: setting the date of revenue occurrence.
    Article 5. Amendment to the Act on export insurance guaranteed by the National Treasury regarding foreign components of exporting products.
    Article 6. Amendments to the Act on Public Statistics regarding small entrepreneur gaining from state aid an its responsibilities of providing statistical data.
    Article 7. Amendment to the Energy Law regarding warranties.
    Article 8. Amendments to the Act on assurance and warranties from the Treasury or other Legal Entities minor changes - definition of resident.
    Article 9. Amendment to the Act on Personal data protection
    Article 10. Amendment to the Act on Social Insurance System regarding contribution payer.
    Article 26, Amendment to the Excise Act: new section introduced 1A Binding Excise Information.

  21. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30th May 2014 on Consumer' Rights (Text No. 827). (Ustawa z dnia 30 maja 2014 r. o prawach konsumenta) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2014-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-25 | POL-2014-L-98434

    The Act describes consumer rights especially:
    - responsibilities of entrepreneur concluding an agreement with consumer
    - conditions of concluding an agreement from remote location and outside enterprise location
    -conditions and right of agreement cancelation by customer
    -conditions of distance agreements in financial maters
    Summary:
    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Entrepreneurs obligation in agreements other than concluded outside premises or from distance
    Chapter 3. Entrepreneurs obligation in agreements concluded outside premises or from distance
    Chapter 4. Right of agreement cancelation
    Chapter 5. Financial services agreement concluded from distance
    Chapter 6. Amending provisions
    Chapter 7. Final and transitional provisions.

  22. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 4th April 2014 concerning the European citizens' initiative (Text No. 575) (Ustawa z dnia 4 kwietnia 2014 r. o europejskiej inicjatywie obywatelskiej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2014-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-21 | POL-2014-L-98368

    The Act incorporates the EU Regulation on the citizens' initiative into Polish legal system.
    Also describes: -appropriate bodies to perform duties deriving from the Regulation
    -sanctions for violation of the Regulation' provisions.

  23. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Regulation of the Minister of Justice of 6 February 2014 concerning Assistance to crime victims and Post-penitentiary Aid Fund (Text No. 189). (Rozporzadzenie Ministra Sprawiedliwosci z dnia 6 lutego 2014 r. w sprawie Funduszu Pomocy Pokrzywdzonym oraz Pomocy Postpenitencjarnej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2014-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-12 | POL-2014-L-98410

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Appointment and operation of the competition committee
    Chapter 3. General rules of open competition process
    Chapter 4. Rules of tenders evaluation
    Chapter 5. Mode of contracts conclusion for carrying given tasks
    Chapter 6. Procedure of Fund resources usage and settlement
    Chapter 7. Assistance providing for crime victims and members of their families
    Chapter 8. Assistance providing for people released from prisons and detention centres and also members of their families
    Chapter 9. Detailed condition of Funds financial regime
    Chapter 10. Final and transitional provisions.

  24. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 24 January 2014 to amend the Labour Code (Text No. 208) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2014-01-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-04 | POL-2014-L-98365

    Amendments to the article 151 of the Labour Code concerning remote work performed for foreign employer. In such cases work on Sundays and Saturdays is allowed, however other day in lieu is to be granted.

  25. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 26 July 2013 to amend the Labour Code (Text No. 1028). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2013-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 2013-10-01 | POL-2013-L-95248

    Amends the principal Act in order to incorporate the provisions of Council Directive 2010/18/EU of 8 March 2010, implementing the revised Framework Agreement on parental leave concluded by BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME, CEEP and ETUC and repealing Directive 96/34/EC.)

  26. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 28th May 2013 to amend the Labour Code and some other Acts (Text No. 675). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2013-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-17 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2014-01-01 | POL-2013-L-95257

    Article 1. Amendment to the Labour Code pertaining maternity leave after giving birth and additional maternity leave.
    Article 2. Amendment to the Teachers' Charter regarding vacation days not used before school holidays.
    Article 3. Amendment to the Police Act non-dismissal of pregnant policewomen.
    Article 4. Amendment to the Act of 12 October 1990 on border guards non-dismissal of pregnant worker.
    Article 5. Amendment to the Act of 24 September 1991 on State Fire Services: non-dismissal of pregnant worker.
    Article 6. Amendment to the Act of 10 December 1993 to concern Old-age professional soldiers and their families benefits, describes base used in benefits calculation.
    Article 7. Amendment to the Act of 18 February 1994 on old age benefits of police officers, the Agency Internal Security Intelligence Agency, the Military Counter-intelligence Service, the Military Intelligence Service, Central Anti-corruption Bureau, the Border Guard, the Government Protection Bureau, State Fire Service and Civil Service Prison and their families, amendments relating to base used in benefits calculation.
    Article 8. Amendment to the Act of 27 September 1997 on social and vocational rehabilitation and employment of the disabled, added to art. 21 al.5 remaining on maternity leave.
    Article 9. Amendment to the Act of 12 December 1997 on the supplementary annual salary for public services employees art. 2al 3 use maternity leave added.
    Article 10. Amendment to the Act of 13 October 1998 on the social insurance system.
    Article 11. Amendment to Act of 25 June 1999 on social security cash benefits in case of sickness and maternity, pertaining maternity benefits available also to fathers.
    Article 12. Amendment to the Act of 16 March 2001 on the Government Protection Bureau. Absence and benefits for employees on maternity leave.
    Article 13. Amendment to the Act of 24 May 2002 on Internal Security Agency and Intelligence Agency: benefits for employees on maternity leave.
    Article 14. Amendment to the Act of 11 September 2003 on the military service of professional soldiers: benefits for employees on maternity leave.
    Article 15. Amendment to the Act of 20 April 2004 on promotion of employment and on labour market institutions: situation of pregnant unemployed.
    Article 16. Amendment to the Act of 2 July 2004 on freedom of economic activity, when calculating average annual employment employees on parental, maternity and child care leave are not taken into consideration.
    Article 17. Amendment to the Act of 27 July 2005 on Higher Education: benefits for employees on maternity leave.
    Article 18. Amendment to the Act of June 9, 2006 on the employees of the Military Counter-intelligence Service and
    Military Intelligence Service: situation of pregnant unemployed.
    Article 19. Amendment to the Act of 9 June 2006 on the Central Anti-corruption Bureau: situation of pregnant unemployed.
    Article 20. Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Workers' Claims in Case of Employer's Bankruptcy social contributions for employees on maternity, parental or child care leave.
    Article 21. Amendment to the Act of 6 December 2008 to amend the Labour Code and some other Acts maternity period incremental.
    Article 22. Amendment to the Act of 27 August 2009 on Customs Services: maternity leave.
    Article 23. Amendment to the Act of 9 April 2010 on the Prison Service: maternity leave.
    Article 24. Amendment to the Act of 30 April 2010 on the principles of science financing.
    Article 25. Amendment to the Act of 30 April 2010 on the National Science Center
    Article 26. Amendment to the Act of 30 April 2010 on the Polish Science Academy.
    Article 27. Amendment to the Act of 3 December 2010 to implement some EU regulations concerning equal treatment protection of pregnant employee.

  27. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 9 November 2012 to amend the Labour Code and some other acts (Text No. 2). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2012-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-17 | POL-2012-L-95449

    Article 1. Amendment to the Lab our Code: repealed art. 209 on Health and Safety employers actions, in article 283/§2 on responsibility for work Health and safety point 1 is repealed.
    Article 2. Amendment to the Act respecting the State Inspectorate of Health.
    Article 3. Amendment to the Act of 29 June 1995 on the Public Statistic.
    Article 4. Amendment to the Act of 13 October 1995 on the rules of records and identification of taxpayers and payers, provisions regarding deadline for Number of Tax Information (NIP) granting.

  28. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 31 August 2012 amending the Code of Criminal Procedure and some other Acts (Text No. 1101). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2012-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-05 | POL-2012-L-92256

    Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure of 6 June 1997 in relation to witness participation in legal proceedings and compensation for travel, accommodation and time spend during the procedures. The Act consist also of consequential amendments in relation to witness participation in preparatory and court proceedings to the following Acts:
    - Act of 14 June 1960 on the Code of Administrative Procedure;
    - Act of August 29, 1997 on the Tax Code;
    - Act of 24 August 2001 on the Code of Practice for petty offences;
    - Act of 30 August 2002 on proceedings before administrative courts;
    - Act of 28 November 2003 on substitute service;
    - Act of 29 January 2004 on Public Procurement; and
    - Act of 28 July 2005 on court fees in civil cases.

    Repeals the Decree of 26 October 1950 on the claims of witnesses, experts and parties in court proceedings (Journal of Laws No. 49, item. 445, of 2004 No. 273, item. 2702, of 2009 No. 221, item. 1739 and of 2011 No. 72, item. 389).

  29. Poland - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Minister of Justice of 3 January 2012 concerning Victims Support and Post-penitential Support Fund (Text No. 49). (Rozporzadzenie Ministra Sprawiedliwosci z dnia 3 stycznia 2012 r. w sprawie Funduszu Pomocy Pokrzywdzonym oraz Pomocy Postpenitencjarnej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2012-01-03 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-13 | POL-2012-R-92239

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Providing assistance to victims of crime and their families
    Chapter 3. Providing assistance to imprisoned persons, persons coming out of prisons and detention centres and members of their families
    Chapter 4. Detailed rules for the fund's financial management
    Chapter 5. Final provisions

  30. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 15 July 2011 amending the Act on the Ombudsman for Civic Rights and the Act on the Ombudsman for Child Rights (Text No. 1004). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2011-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2011-08-31 | POL-2011-L-89521

    Amends the Act of 15 July 1987 on the Ombudsman for Civic Rights, Article 20: the spokesperson is allowed to appoint and dismiss three deputies.

    Amends the Act of 6 January 2000 on the Ombudsman for Child Rights, Article 13: the spokesperson is allowed to appoint and dismiss deputies.

  31. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of the 26 May 2011 amending the Labour Code (Text No. 855). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2011-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-28 | POL-2011-L-89780

    Amends Article 50(5) of the Labour Code with respect to termination of employment is not applied to employee during pregnancy, maternity leave as well as being under employment protection from trade union laws.

  32. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 4th February 2011: International Private Law (Text No. 432). (Ustawa z dnia 4 lutego 2011 r. Prawo prywatne miedzynarodowe) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2011-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-16 | POL-2011-L-89520

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 1. Physical person
    Chapter 1. Legal persons and other entities
    Chapter 1. Representation
    Chapter 1. Legal activity accomplishment and its forms
    Chapter 6. Time limitations of actions and other institutions linked with time passage
    Chapter 1. Commitments
    Chapter 8. Arbitrage agreement
    Chapter 1. Property and other rights from ownership
    Chapter 10. Intellectual property
    Chapter 11. Marital affairs
    Chapter 12. Relations between parents and child
    Chapter 13. Preparation
    Chapter 14. Care and tutelage
    Chapter 15. Alimonies duties
    Chapter 16. Succession matters
    Chapter 17. Other legal inter courses
    Chapter 18. Amendments to legal acts in power
    Chapter 19. Final provisions.

  33. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 5th January 2011 amending the Labour Code (Text No. 181). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2011-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-21 | POL-2011-L-89519

    Amendments to Article 97 regarding issuing certificate of employment and Article 229 in terms of medical examination both amendments consider the case of employee with multiple short term work agreements with the same employer.

  34. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 25 November 2010 to amend the Labour Code (Text No. 1655). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2010-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | POL-2010-L-86340

    Amends the Labour Code to provide for two weeks of paternity leave for father of a new born baby (article 182(1)).

  35. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 24th September 2010 to amend the Labour Code and some other Acts (Text No. 1459). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2010-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | POL-2010-L-86333

    Makes amendments concerning statutory holidays providing that there will be no replacement holiday if the holiday falls on weekend. Also introduces a new statutory holiday for 6th January (Epiphany).

  36. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 20 May 2010 to amend the Labour Code and Act on Personal Income Tax (Text No. 655). (Ustawa o zmianie ustawy - Kodeks pracy oraz ustawy o podatku dochodowym od osób fizycznych) - Legislation on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2010-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-16 | POL-2010-L-86337

    Introduces supplementary days off work and financial incentives for employees undertaking trainings or completing their education (articles 103.1-103.6).

  37. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 5 November 2009 to amend the Labour code (Text No. 1704). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2009-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-06 | POL-2009-L-82772

    Introduces a number of amendments regarding maternity leave.

  38. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 22 May 2009 amending the Labour Code and some other Acts (Text No. 825). (Ustawa z dnia 22 maja 2009 r. o zmianie ustawy - Kodeks pracy oraz o zmianie niektórych innych ustaw) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2009-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-03 | POL-2009-L-82755

    Makes amendments to the Acts regarding occupational accidents and procedures to follow by employer in case of such accident, also includes occupational disease definition.
    Amends sections concerning employers obligation to keep work accident records for 10 years and immediately report accident to the Health and Safety Inspectorate. Also makes amendments to the diagnosis of occupational disease by medical professionals, who can now send patients for further medical examinations in order to establish the cause of illness. Quotes the definition of occupational disease.

  39. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 7 May 2009 to amend the Labour Code (Text No. 958). - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2009-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2009-08-04 | POL-2009-L-82758

    Amends articles 207, 209 and 237 with respect to first aid and evacuation in the event of a fire.

  40. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 19th December 2008 to amend the Act 2004 on promotion of employment and on labour market institutions and some other Acts (Text No. 33).

    Adoption: 2008-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2009-02-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2010-01-01 | POL-2008-L-82710

    Makes a large number of amendments to the 2004 Act with respect, inter alia, to Chapter 6 concerning employment agencies, supervision of agencies, the role of local government through job centres in tackling unemployment, training of unemployed persons and their costs. Repeals Chapter 13, and adds a new Chapter 13a added concerning special programs by whom can be set-up, the level of financial aid from local and central governments, conditions for undertaking employment by foreigners. Also makes consequential amendments to a number of other Acts.

  41. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 10 July 2008 to amend the Act on Freedom of Economic Activity (Text No 888).

    Adoption: 2008-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2008-09-19 | POL-2008-L-80631

    Makes several amendments to the previous Act of 2004, regarding social security contributions, creation of a company by EU nationals, requirements to be met by foreign companies distributing their products in Poland and retirement and pensions schemes.

  42. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30 May 2008 to amend Act establishing the Polish Agency for Entrepreneurial Development, and also the Act on Liberty of Economic Activity (Text No. 732).

    Adoption: 2008-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 2008-07-16 | POL-2008-L-80356

    Makes amendments to articles 3, 4, 6, 6b, 6c, 6d, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 15 (mostly of minor nature) and introduces a new articles 15a, 15b, and 15c concerning economic activity liberty concerning supporting entrepreneurship.

  43. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 30 May 2008 on some forms of innovation activities support (Text No 730/2008) (Ustawa z dnia 30 maja 2008 r. o niektórych formach wspierania działalności innowacyjnej) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2008-05-30 | Date of entry into force: 2008-07-17 | POL-2008-L-107928

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Granting of technological credit and technological bonus
    Chapter 3. Repealed
    Chapter 4. Research and development centre status
    Chapter 4a. Aid granted in frame of innovation programs
    Chapter 5. Changes to existing laws, final and transitional provisions.

  44. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 9 May 2008, to amend the Penal Code (Text No. 782).

    Adoption: 2008-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2008-07-24 | POL-2008-L-80353

    Amends paragraph 226(1) "Every one who assault public servant or a person during her/his public duties is subjected to a fine, reduction of liberty or imprisonment up to one year".

  45. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 9 May 2008 to amend the labour Code; the Labour Code (Amendment) Act and certain other Acts (Text No. 586).

    Adoption: 2008-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-29 | POL-2008-L-80372

    Makes minor changes to the Labour Code to paragraphs 1 and 5 concerning collective agreements, and repeals paragraph 3.

  46. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 25th April 2008 on employees' participation in company created as a result of cross border merger of companies (Dz. U. no 525) (Ustawa z dnia 25 kwietnia 2008 r. o uczestnictwie pracowników w spółce powstałej w wyniku transgranicznego połączenia się spółek) - Act on-line in Polish

    Adoption: 2008-04-25 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-20 | POL-2008-L-109104

    Chapter 1. General provisions
    Chapter 2. Special negotiating team
    Chapter 3. Standard rules of employees participation
    Chapter 4. Prohibition of sensitive information disclosure
    Chapter 5. Protection of employee representative
    Chapter 6. Penal provisions
    Chapter 7. Changes in applicable legislation
    Chapter 8. Final provisions.

  47. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 28 March 2008 amending the Act of 9 November 2000 amending the Labour Code and certain other Acts (Text No. 523).

    Adoption: 2008-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-20 | POL-2008-L-80361

    Amends paragraphs 9 (employers' organizations) and 12 (collective agreements) of the previous Act.

  48. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 24 August 2007, amending the Laboour Code (Text No 1239).

    Adoption: 2007-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 2007-10-25 | POL-2007-L-79347

    Amends provisions concerning working on Sundays and during the public holidays.

  49. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 24 August 2007, amending the Labour Code and some other Acts (Text No 1288).

    Adoption: 2007-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 2007-10-15 | POL-2007-L-79348

    Makes amendments to the regulations concerning telework.

  50. Poland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 26 January 2007, amending the Social Assistance Act (Text No 226).

    Adoption: 2007-01-26 | Date of entry into force: 2007-03-14 | POL-2007-L-79344

    Makes minor amendements to the Social Assistance Act.

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