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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.

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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. 

22/01/2020
Highlights of our experience in Employment & Pensions in Poland
Corporate employment including M&A and TUPE - providing comprehensive legal advice to a wide range of clients on employment law matters relating to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, transfers of...

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21/06/2024
Poland adopts new whistleblower protection law
Poland’s parliament recently passed the Whistleblower Protection Act, implementing EU Directive 2019/1937 concerning the protection of whistleblowers. The law implements the key provisions of the Directive...
24/05/2024
Vital Signs Spring 2024
As we push on into 2024 and towards summer, both the weather and some legal areas are hotting up. This edition of Vital Signs looks in detail at recent developments in four diverse legal areas. First...
07/05/2024
Remote Working Legislation, Laws & Regulations in Poland
1. Is there any legislation relating to working from home in your country? Yes. The Polish law regulates 3 types of remote work:regular (full or hybrid model) remote work – the parties can agree on...
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19/01/2024
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
21/11/2023
Labour law in Poland
1. Hiring employees >> Go to the top 2. Remuneration >> Go to the top 3. Working time    >> Go to the top 4. Paid annual leave (holidays)  >> Go to the top 5. Sick pay  >> Go to the top 6. Ter­min­a­tion...
16/08/2023
Whistleblower protection and reporting channels in Poland
1. Is there a law on whistleblowing in your country? There is currently no separate law on whistleblowing. The government is still working on a bill implementing the EU law on whistleblowing. Its final...
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01/08/2023
Dismissals and Termination of Employment in Poland
1. Dismissal of employees 1.1 Reasons for dismissal The reasons for dismissal must be provided if a contract is terminated without notice or if a contract of unfixed duration is terminated with notice...
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28/06/2023
Cost-cutting and restructuring in times of crisis
A tough global economic outlook is driving many employers to review their operational costs. Across businesses, hard questions are being asked about where efficiencies can be made – and ultimately what...
03/05/2023
ChatGPT – What Employers and Employees Need to Be Aware Of
Discover how ChatGPT can revolutionise HR and boost efficiency while ensuring compliance with legal and data protection guidelines.The hype generated by the release of ChatGPT in November 2022 was enormous...
13/03/2023
Getting Brexit Done? The UK Retained EU Law and what it means for UK companies
If the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill is passed in its current form, nearly 50 years of EU-derived rules and regulations that had become part of the fabric of UK law across a wide range...
23/02/2023
Listed companies will have to get balanced board of directors
Ten years after the first presentation of the proposal, the European Directive known as “Women on boards Directive” aiming at imposing a better balance between women and men among management positions...
21/02/2023
UK regulator joins the global enforcement trend and warns employers to...
The overlap between employees’ rights and competition law has long been predicted by competition specialists. Cartel enforcement in labour market agreements became a fledgling activity of competition...