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Employment Law Poland

Gain access to the knowledge and skills to successfully manage business operations within the Polish employment law framework

Participants: Maximum 20
Virtual Classroom: 16th November 2021

Price: £295 + VAT    
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Please note that 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book. Price: £295+VAT | €345 +VAT | $395 +VAT

This seminar will provide an overview of current Polish employment law – and you will hear practical management advice, guidance on anticipated problem areas and key insights into the regional cultural differences.

More and more businesses are seizing growth opportunities and moving operations to Poland to stay ahead of their competition. Many Western European countries have already set up operations, taking advantage of dynamic and cost-effective human resources.

Doing business in different employment law jurisdictions can prove particularly problematic for the HR professionals responsible for integrating cross-country operations. A good knowledge of Polish labour laws is vital in maintaining good staff relations and avoiding disputes.

  • Benefit from practical guidance on how to operate for success in Poland
  • Learn about critical employment issues, legislation and trends in Poland
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to advise colleagues on key aspects of employment law
  • Take advantage of legal and HR expertise combined with great networking opportunities

Welcome, introduction and outline of objectives


An overview of the employment law framework in Poland

  • An introduction to Polish employment law: examining the legal system and the social framework
  • Tools for cooperation with individuals and calculation of remuneration

Getting started: recruiting staff and making employment contracts

  • Getting to grips with key recruitment issues: non discrimination; asking personal questions; checking for criminal records; references
  • Registration duties
  • Medical examination
  • Understanding the different types of employment contracts and related terms
  • Key terms in employment contracts: language; duration; trial periods; non competition; place of work; notice periods
  • Typical benefits
  • Non-competition for ex-employees



Collective bargaining, trade unions and other employee representatives

  • Appreciating the role of trade unions in Poland and how this impacts HR
  • The role of the Works Council
  • Understanding the terms of collective bargaining agreements and other internal employment related regulations

Day to day employee management

  • Working time: key consideration
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Dealing with absence and sick leave
  • Employee appraisal system
  • Employee rights connected with maternity and child-care leave
  • Discipline and grievances: procedures and best practice



Termination of employment

  • Ways of terminating employment
  • General and specific dismissal protection
  • Notice periods
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Information and consultation
  • Employment courts and claims



Discrimination law

  • How does the legislation in Poland differ?
  • Bullying and harassment

What’s on the horizon?

  • Future developments in labour law
  • Concerns for employers

End of seminar

Bartłomiej Raczkowski

Bartłomiej Raczkowski

I am a founder of Raczkowski Paruch, a niche employment law firm. The Firm is listed as the leading or Band 1 Polish employment firm by Chambers & Partners, Legal500, Forbes and various local publications.

I have over 20 years of experience in the practice of employment law. I used to be a partner with Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, the leading Polish full-service firm where I created and for many years led the employment law department. Prior to that, I was assistant professor at the Law School of the Jagiellonian University.

I authored numerous publications on Polish and European employment law.  I was the Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of the European Employment Lawyers Association, founder of the Labour Law Association, the Chairman of the Employment Committee of the Warsaw Bar and a member of the editorial board of Monitor Prawa Pracy.

Most prestigious rankings such as Forbes, Chambers & Partners, Legal500 list me as the best in the field of employment law in Poland.

Designed for HR directors and managers, employment law advisers, employee relations professionals and line managers who have, or expect to have, responsibility for staff in Poland.

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Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

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In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

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The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

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