On 6 June 2019, the Act of 26 April 2019 on Amendment of the Labour Code and Some Other Acts was published. Most of the amended provisions will come into effect on 7 September 2019.
The acquisition of Pini Polonia by Smithfield Group has been one of the largest transactions in the Polish food sector and the landmark deal in the pork meat processing industry in Poland and the CEE.
We would like to invite you to our legal meeting Comprehensive approach to Employee Capital Plans in an organization, which will take place on 11 April 2019 at KPMG in Warsaw, ul. Inflancka 4a.
At the meeting we will discuss basic legal and personnel management aspects resulting from the Employee Capital Plans Act, which entered into force in 2019.
The meeting will consist of two parts:
Part I: legal aspects of implementing ECP in the company, taking into account the negotiation margin in agreements with financial institutions, the new system impact on internal sources of labour law and GDPR documentation.
Part II: employee retention as a challenge faced by most Polish companies; organizational aspects of ECP implementation.
The meeting will be attended by managerial staff representatives, financial directors, chief financial officers and people responsible for personnel and wages in companies.
Presentations will be made by KPMG experts of legal and business consultancy teams: Rafał Krzyżak, Mikołaj Zdyb and Magdalena Stawska.
On 1 March 2018, the Parliament adopted a new law on anti- money laundering and terrorist financing (the New AML Act), which implements regulations of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2015/849 of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (commonly referred to as the 4th AML Directive).
The Council of Ministers is proceeding with the bill on transparency in public life (the “Bill”), which, along with the discussed changes in the rules governing citizens’ access to public information, assumes a number of responsibilities and restrictions aimed at combating corruption, which so far have not been subject to a comprehensive regulation.
Below we present the major changes implemented in the Labour Code, following a recent enactment of new regulations. The changes may have significant implications for the employers’ obligations towards their current employees, and with reference to agreements to be concluded after particular amendments enter into force.
We would like to remind you that on 1 March 2018 came into effect the Act of 10 January 2018 on Limitation of Trade on Sundays, Public Holidays and Certain Other Days (Dz.U. of 2018, item 305).
Ultimately, the trading limitation provided for in the act will be in force on all Sundays and public holidays. However, under interim provisions, in 2018 the limitation will not apply on the first and the last Sunday of the month, while in 2019 – on the last Sunday of the month (provided that Sundays excluded from the ban in those years are not public holidays).