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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 Kochanski & Partners 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 Kochanski & Partners 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

Counsel

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

Anna Golenia

Anna Golenia

Senior Associate

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

Latest news

7 Jul 2020

Legal Alert | 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), the Act on special support instruments in connection with the spread of SARS-CoV-2, dated 16 April 2020 […]
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 […]

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