Remote work order also possible following September 4th

Regulations on remote work performed on request of the employer in connection with COVID-19 have recently been amended, and take effect from September 5th this year. On August 20th this year, an amendment to the so-called Special Coronavirus Act[1] of March 2nd, 2020 on special solutions related to preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19, other infectious […]

The Labour Inspectorate (PIP) to conduct workplace inspections in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic

As the number of COVID-19 cases is noticeably increasing, August 8th has seen the entry into force of new outbreak-related regulations introducing additional restrictions, orders and prohibitions across the so-called red and yellow zones. Areas classified as zones with more stringent sanitary measures are to be constantly updated depending on the number of recorded infections. […]

The Polish Labour Market Beyond Covid-19

The Polish labour market as it was in January 2020 and the one that exists six months later are two different worlds. This year began with an unemployment rate of 5.5%. The shortage of employees was one of the biggest challenges of the Polish labour market in 2020. The problem with the shrinking pool of […]

Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield from Employers’ Perspective

Further regulations of the Anti-Crisis Shield, intended to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic,  have recently taken effect. The following solutions are significant from an employer’s perspective: Salary subsidies from the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund (FGŚP) in case of economic downtime A business which has experienced a decline in turnover attributable to COVID-19 may […]

Financial Shield: Aid to Large Enterprises

As part of the support programme for businesses to counteract the consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Poland, implemented by Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. (Polish Development Fund, PFR), large enterprises may apply for financial support offered under the so-called Financial Shield. Financing of large companies includes both debt and equity financing, and is handled directly […]

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