Employment & Pensions


Regional Employment is a rapidly developing area of regulation in CEE. Our employment specialists in the region can work in partnership with your legal and human resources teams to provide advice on all key aspects of employment law, employee pension arrangements and employee benefit schemes.

This is a complex area of law with, at times contradictory, rules established by EU and national legislation. Having been at the forefront of changes to legislation in these areas in several countries in the region, CMS lawyers have a unique grasp of the issues to provide practical and commercial strategies and solutions for your business.

I always found the lawyers to be very technically strong with a good depth of knowledge and experience. The whole team was very willing to provide practical advice and opinions, and that is invaluable.
Chambers, 2016

If your business crosses borders, you have to contend with a complex framework of employment in order to achieve the best outcome for your business. With a global network covering 34 countries, we can help you address these challenges in all the countries in which you operate. We advise clients across jurisdictions in relation to employment and executive contracts, pension schemes, employee benefit programmes, restructuring, employment disputes, employment aspects of M&A transactions, works council and trade union relations. A 280-strong group of employment specialists (worldwide) can help you navigate a maze of regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you face on a daily basis.

In Poland we have a 9-strong team of lawyers dealing exclusively with the most sensitive and most difficult aspects of labour law. Our practice is recommended through international rankings, and is highly recognised in the market. 

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions...


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9 October 2017
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Ro­bot­ics: From a La­bour and Tax Per­spect­ive...
Mod­ern in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy, in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms and pro­duc­tion ro­bots are strongly in­flu­en­cing the work­ing world in the 21st cen­tury. Every­day tasks are already be­ing per­formed by in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms.
14 September 2017
CMS ad­vises Aus­tri­an in­vestor on fact­ory con­struc­tion...
Po­land: Draft act on trans­par­ency in pub­lic life – pro­tec­tion of whis­tleblowers...
In a pre­vi­ous Law-Now Alert, we men­tioned the in­tro­duc­tion in Po­land of pro­vi­sions in the draft law on trans­par­ency in pub­lic life aimed at pro­tect­ing whis­tleblowers. The pro­posed changes aim to en­cour­age people with know­ledge of ir­reg­u­lar­it­ies, in­clud­ing busi­ness.
Iain Batty
22 August 2017
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2017
Tech­no­logy at the Work­place – A European Over­view of Em­ploy­ment Law...
We can no longer ima­gine our pro­fes­sion­al life without mod­ern in­form­a­tion and com­mu­nic­a­tion tech­no­logy. As a rule, em­ploy­ers provide their em­ploy­ees with tech­nic­al aids, such as smart­phones or note­books.
18 November 2016
CMS Po­land sup­ports mer­ger on European rail­way mar­ket
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment For­um
We are pleased to in­vite you to the CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment For­um that will be held at the Busi­ness Centre Club in Warsaw, on 24 May 2017. The event will dis­cuss re­cent trends and de­vel­op­ments in the pub­lic pro­cure­ment mar­ket both in Po­land and across Europe.
13 October 2016
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
Are we wit­ness­ing the rise of su­per level eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risks?
In a few years’ time we may look back and say that it was in 2015/2016 when leg­al pro­ceed­ings and re­cent policy changes com­bined to pro­duce mani­fest ser­i­ous trans­fron­ti­er and trans-sec­tor com­mer­cial and eco­nom­ic en­vir­on­ment risk.
CMS Po­land launches stu­dent com­pet­i­tion
Pol­ish draft act on in­sur­ance dis­tri­bu­tion
On 6 Decem­ber 2016 the draft act on in­sur­ance dis­tri­bu­tion was pub­lished.   The new reg­u­la­tion is to su­per­sede the cur­rent act on in­sur­ance me­di­ation dated 22 May 2003. The draft act im­ple­ments dir­ect­ive 2016/97 on in­sur­ance dis­tri­bu­tion (com­monly known as IDD).
Sum­mer in­tern­ships at CMS Po­land
ABS Reg­u­la­tion - Draft Bi­otech Sec­tor Stake­hold­er Guid­ance
Views are be­ing sought from in­ter­ested stake­hold­ers on European guid­ance for the bi­o­tech­no­logy sec­tor con­cern­ing the EU’s ac­cess to ge­net­ic re­sources and shar­ing of be­ne­fits from util­isa­tion le­gis­la­tion – namely the ABS Reg­u­la­tion.
Katarzyna Dulewicz
Katar­zyna Dulewicz and Małgorzata Surdek among the...
New du­ties for in­ter­na­tion­al cor­por­a­tions re­gard­ing cross-bor­der as­sign­ments
New le­gis­la­tion on in­ter­na­tion­al as­sign­ments to Po­land in re­la­tion to cross-bor­der ser­vices came in­to force on 18 June 2016. The new rules trans­pose the ex­ec­ut­ive re­quire­ments of EU Dir­ect­ive 2014/67/EU, dated 15 May 2014, in­to Pol­ish law.
CMS and Lex­is­Nex­is co­oper­ate on the pub­lic­a­tion of...
Trade Secrets Dir­ect­ive ap­proved by the European Coun­cil
On 27 May the European Coun­cil ap­proved the Dir­ect­ive on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their un­law­ful ac­quis­i­tion, use and dis­clos­ure ("Trade Secrets Dir­ect­ive").