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31 Aug 2020

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 […]
18 Aug 2020

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. […]
30 Jul 2020

Posting of workers after 30 July 2020 | Legal Alert

Workers’ mobility has been significantly reduced in recent months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, employers posting workers abroad should be aware of changes that will take effect after 30 July 2020. The new rules on posting follow from the implementation of Directive 2018/957 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 June […]
10 Jul 2020

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 […]
3 Jul 2020

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 […]
24 Jun 2020

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 […]
10 Jun 2020

Situation of foreigners in Poland in view of COVID-19

The situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the status of foreigners remaining in Poland, and in particular the legality of their residence and employment. This is particularly important for those whose documents legalising work and residence have expired during the pandemic, or for those trying to obtain new such documents. Extension of […]
26 May 2020

Return to a new “normality” at work

Due to the SARC-CoV-2 pandemic, measures to prevent the spread of the disease have been implemented in Poland. Regardless of whether the hazard takes a chronic form or whether it is possible to quickly eliminate the pathogen from public spaces, the time to return to normal functioning of the economy and the workplace is approaching. […]
4 May 2020

Salary subsidies from the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund (FGŚP)

On 31st March 2020, an amendment to the Act on Special Measures for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID-19 was adopted as part of the so-called Anti-Crisis Shield (subsequently, the regulations were amended by the Act on Special Support Instruments in Connection with the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Virus of 16th April 2020). The new […]
4 May 2020

Anti-crisis shield from employers’ perspective

The Act Amending the Act on Special Measures for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases and the Resulting Crisis Situations, and Certain Other Acts, dated 31 March 2020 (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 568) and the Act on Special Support Instruments in Connection with the Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus, […]
4 Apr 2020

Economic downtime or reduced working time

Salary subsidies for employees affected by economic downtime or reduced working time.   Kochański & Partners, on behalf of its Clients, have already successfully submitted the first applications for salary subsidies under the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield”. The basic assumptions of this scheme and its benefits for Businesses are presented below.   Conditions for obtaining funding […]
26 Mar 2020

Anti-crisis shield – salary subsidy scheme

Current as of 23 March 2020 (draft Amendment to the Act on Special Arrangements for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID‑19, Other Infectious Diseases and the Resulting Emergencies, and Certain Other Acts, the “Bill”) Consultations are ongoing on draft new regulations to introduce anti-crisis shield solutions. Many employers are eagerly anticipating the details of […]
26 Mar 2020

Employee Travel and COVID-19

In recent days, many employers are taking steps to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace. To this end, employers are, among others, collecting information on employees’ trips abroad, cancelling foreign business trips and introducing recommendations to limit private travel. Can an employer oblige its employees not to go on private trips to […]
19 Mar 2020

Recommended employer procedure in case of an employee COVID-19 diagnosis

Recommended employer procedure in case of an employee COVID-19 diagnosis Notifying local sanitary and epidemiological station (PSSE) of employee testing positive for COVID-19 (list of PSSEs available at: https://gis.gov.pl/mapa/) ↓ Notifying employees of COVID-19 being confirmed in the workplace Notifying persons (meeting, conference, travel participants), who may potentially have had contact with infected employee, of […]
14 Mar 2020

Employer vs. Coronavirus

The increase in the risk of coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) in Poland means that employers should consider taking measures to protect their employees’ health. What are the obligations and powers of employers in relation to the risk of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection? What can workers expect from their employers? Some of the most common dilemmas are explained […]
21 Jan 2020

Kochański & Partners acted as legal counsel in the consolidation of three joint-stock companies from the FORMASTER group

  Kochański & Partners (K&P) acted as legal counsel in the consolidation of three joint-stock companies from the FORMASTER group, the largest manufacturer and distributor of pitcher filters (DAFI brand) in Poland, with DAFI PRO S.A. and DAFI MARKET S.A. being absorbed into the surviving FORMASTER S.A. The merger totalled over PLN 300 million, involving […]
18 Dec 2019

Kochański & Partners advise AccorInvest Group S.A. on the purchase of 85.8% of shares in Orbis S.A.

Kochański & Partners (K&P) advised AccorInvest Group S.A. (France) on the purchase of shares in Orbis S.A. – the Polish hotel chain, from Accor S.A. and Accor Polska sp. z o.o. AccorInvest Group S.A. is one of the leading investors, owners and managers in the international hotel market. The consulting process provided by K&P covered, […]

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