JSB Training and Development

Employment Law Poland

JSB Training and Development

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Typology Short course
Duration 1 Day
  • Short course
  • Duration:
    1 Day

This seminar provides key insights into the employment law framework governing Poland and through a case study led approach equips participants with the skills and knowledge to operate for success in this country. You will also gain access to an expert who will advise you on latest changes and key issues HR must be aware of.
Suitable for: Company directors, personnel and HR managers, employee relations professionals, in-house counsel, lawyers, line managers and anyone with responsibility for staff in Poland

To take into account

· What marks this course apart?

"Informative, well delivered content" VP HR - Savvis "Very informative - met my requirement - now feel better able to understand and plan employment in Poland" HR Director P&M EMEA - Sherwin Williams

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What you'll learn on the course

Employment Law
HR Practices

Teachers and trainers (1)

Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak
Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak
Partner, DLA Piper - Poland

Agnieszka is a Partner, attorney at law and the head of the Employment, Pensions and Benefits group in DLA Piper in Warsaw. She graduated from the Warsaw University, Faculty of Law and Administration and the Warsaw School of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Foreign Trade Organisation. Agnieszka has extensive experience in advising on employment issues, labour law, corporate law and M&As, including group redundancies, transfer of an employing enterprise onto another employer, collective disputes, managerial contracts, discrimination in employment and employing foreign nationals.

Course programme

09:30 - Welcome, introduction and outline of objectives
09:45 - 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

10:15 - 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

11:15 - Coffee

11:30 - 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

12:00 - 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

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Termination of employment
· Ways of terminating employment
· General and specific dismissal protection
· Notice periods
· Restructuring and redundancy
· Information and consultation
· Employment tribunals and claims

15:00 - Tea

15:15 - Discrimination law
· How does the legislation in Poland differ to the EU position?
· Bullying and harassment

15:45 - What's on the horizon?

· Future developments in labour law
· Concerns for employers

16:30 - End of seminar

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