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Bill on employment of foreigners – it is to be easier and faster

Bill on employment of foreigners – it is to be easier and faster

On 13 September, a bill on the employment of foreigners was published in the list of legislative work. The draft law is currently at the stage of interdepartmental consultations and is expected to enter into force later this year. The new law is essentially based on the existing fundamental principles regarding the employment of foreigners, though it introduces a number of new solutions.

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Banks | We are on the verge of a breakthrough in online services

Banks | We are on the verge of a breakthrough in online services

The metaverse is much more than technology. It is a symbiotic environment of new possibilities, experiences and dynamically changing IT systems that follow the needs and ideas of creators and users. At its core, the metaverse is about building a sense of mutual, seamless interpenetration between the real and virtual worlds.

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Well-known brands prepare to enter the Metaverse

Well-known brands prepare to enter the Metaverse

What do brands such as Maserati, Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel, Master Card and Volkswagen have in common? It is that their owners are filing trademark applications for goods and services to be protected in the Metaverse.

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High penalties for polluting the environment

High penalties for polluting the environment

Since the beginning of September, legislation significantly increasing penalties for environmental pollution has been in force. On 1 September 2022, after a relatively short 14-day vacatio legis, the Act Amending Certain Acts to Prevent Environmental Crime of 22 July 2022 (Journal of Laws, item 1726) entered into force.

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Temporal nature of the sanction of loss of voting rights

Temporal nature of the sanction of loss of voting rights

The sanction for breach of the notification obligations referred to in Article 69(1)(1) of the Act on Public Offering, associated with a change in the total number of votes in a company held by shareholders acting in concert, as provided for in Article 87(1)(5) of the Act – is the loss of voting rights as regulated in Article 89(1)(1) (the “sanction”).

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Slim VAT 3.0 | Tax Focus

Slim VAT 3.0 | Tax Focus

Arrangements and consultations on the draft act amending the VAT Act and certain other acts, i.e. the so called SLIM VAT 3 (draft No. UC128), were scheduled to complete by 26 August. It is assumed that the draft act will enter into force on 1 January 2023, with one...

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SLAPP – a global legal problem that, if unchecked, could stifle freedom of expression

SLAPP – a global legal problem that, if unchecked, could stifle freedom of expression

It’s no secret that since 2015, key constitutional values have been in crisis. History shows that the last bastion of freedom of speech, which guarantees these values, is the free press. However, over the past three years, there have been repeated legal actions by state institutions, state-owned companies, businessmen and other lobbying organizations aimed at stifling the work of journalists, publishers and NGOs.

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