Labor

Employees are a precious asset of every company – we have it in mind when providing foreign and domestic employers with advice. We support them regarding relations with employees or employee representatives. We keep track of the changing labor code, and we make sure that our clients are well-prepared for any changes that come.

Services

General Labor Law Advice

Human resource management requires not only a detailed knowledge of Polish and EU law, but also knowledge of the current case law of Polish and EU courts. Following the frequent changes in legislation and case law is a complex task that requires the knowledge and experience that our team possesses. The KZP team, collaborating on a day-to-day basis with human resources departments and management staffs, provides comprehensive daily legal services in all areas related to employment.

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Management Contracts

We offer our clients comprehensive assistance in creating and modifying any provisions of civil law contracts, including management contracts, as well as bonus programs for management staff and other employees, policies regarding the use of company cars, or non-competition agreements. We offer tax-efficient solutions, tailored to individual needs, taking into account the specificity of a given business activity.

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Labor Cost Optimization

The KZP employment law team have, for many years, been advising both Polish and foreign entrepreneurs on how to reduce labor costs without losing valuable employees. We have built solid experience during the implementation of numerous projects related to labor cost optimization.

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Employment Restructuring

Our team of lawyers has been involved in numerous projects, including advice on employment restructuring related to, among others, winding-up of branch offices, relocation of workplace offices and limiting the scope of the employer’s activity. We offer our clients comprehensive advice related to individual and group redundancies and support in negotiations.

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Labor Litigation

Fast and effective settlement of employment disputes enables our clients to focus on their core business and prevents escalation of conflicts between employees and employers. Thanks to understanding our clients’ needs we provide our clients with comprehensive assistance both at the pre-litigation stage, but also during court proceedings. Our employment litigation group has wide experience handling complex employment cases and delivers practical and effective solutions at every level of employment disputes.

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Experience

Związek Pracodawców Polskich Parków Narodowych

Representation of an employers’ association in negotiations with trade unions on a sectoral collective labor agreement, concluded by reaching the final wording of the agreement. Legal advice in the phase of registration of the agreement by the Ministry of Labor.

Hachette

Drawing up a group redundancies schedule as well as advice on and development of comprehensive documentation at all stages of collective redundancies, negotiations of the rules and regulations of collective redundancies with employees’ representatives.

Lohmann & Rauscher

Advice on the transfer of employees after mergers, analysis of the risks and conducting due diligence in connection with entering into civil law contracts by the company.

Our Leaders

Anna Gwiazda

Anna Gwiazda

Partner

Head of Practice

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 660 765 903
a.gwiazda@kochanski.pl

Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej PhD

Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej PhD

Senior Associate

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 668 886 362
j.ostojska@kochanski.pl

Anna Golenia

Anna Golenia

Associate

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 728 432 417
a.golenia@kochanski.pl

Latest news

15 Mar 2017

Training: New Remuneration Policies in Banks

Labor Law Practice at Kochański Zięba & Partners is organizing a businnes breakfast during which it will be discussed on the new remuneration policies in banks. In November 2015 an amendment to the Banking Law entered into force, which requires banks to develop and apply a remuneration policy for staff members whose professional activities have material impact on […]
23 Jan 2017

Kochański Zięba & Partners short-listed in the category ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’

We are pleased to advise that Kochański Zięba & Partners (KZP) has been short-listed, for a second time in a row, by the most prestigious international legal magazine with the largest global readership – ‘The Lawyer’ in the category ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’ for its annual European Awards 2017. The Lawyer is a leading weekly British magazine for […]

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