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Can you combine Covid-shield wage top-ups with wage support from PFRON (the state fund for rehabilitating disabled persons)?

05.11.2020 | employment
Since 1997, employers hiring disabled workers have been able to apply for support from PFRON. This applies both to sheltered workplaces and to the open labour market.
Can you combine Covid-shield wage top-ups with wage support from PFRON (the state fund for rehabilitating disabled persons)?

Severance pay – when and how much should the employer pay and what does Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 change?

13.08.2020 | employment
Faced with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of companies are being forced to reduce their workforce. Many employers are required to pay redundant employees severance pay, a one-off benefit to compensate them for...
Severance pay – when and how much should the employer pay and what does Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 change?

The Coronavirus has caused trouble with employee vacation leave

09.07.2020 | employment
The pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and restrictions that it has evoked has brutally forced employees to review their vacation leave plans. On one hand this was caused, among others, by the closing of borders and mandatory...
The Coronavirus has caused trouble with employee vacation leave

Anti-crisis Shield 4.0 and the Labour Code - which new regulations apply to employers?

01.07.2020 | employment
The provisions of Shield 4.0 are already in force as part of the draft law on interest rate subsidies for bank loans to ensure the financial liquidity of entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19, as well as amendments to some other acts.
Anti-crisis Shield 4.0 and the Labour Code - which new regulations apply to employers?

Cross-border transactions in times of pestilence

14.05.2020 | taxes
The difficulties in international transport caused by the pandemic may have a major impact on VAT settlements of Polish exporters. These complications may carry over to the possibility of applying the 0% VAT rate, thus affecting...
Cross-border transactions in times of pestilence

Discontinuation of projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Tax implications

14.05.2020 | taxes
One of the consequences of the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis may be the need for some taxpayers to discontinue projects. Do the Polish tax regulations allow for settlement of expenses incurred for discontinued projects...
Discontinuation of projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Tax implications

Challenges for insurers from the COVID-19 pandemic

14.05.2020 | courts, insurance
The unstable economic situation connected with the COVID-19 pandemic is also impacting the insurance industry. Dependent on global phenomena and trends, the insurance market will soon have to face a new economic reality, develop...
Challenges for insurers from the COVID-19 pandemic

This pandemic will not reverse globalisation, but it will threaten the transnational rule of law

11.05.2020 | other
It is a common concern among commentators on international relations that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to deglobalisation. Indeed, the havoc wrought by the pandemic in the global economy raises some unsettling questions about the...
This pandemic will not reverse globalisation, but it will threaten the transnational rule of law

Will the right to privacy be an indirect victim of COVID-19?

30.04.2020 | privacy
The law is one of the main instruments of social impact, which is particularly evident in the midst of a global health crisis, when the situation and applicable regulations are changing every day. New statutes and regulations are key...
Will the right to privacy be an indirect victim of COVID-19?

Protection of investments during the pandemic

30.04.2020 | courts
The COVID-19 pandemic is paralysing the global economy, but it is not the virus itself preventing businesses from operating. States seeking to protect their citizens against danger are introducing unprecedented limitations on civil rights...
Protection of investments during the pandemic

New “fee” from media streaming giants: Support for Polish cinema or a hidden digital tax?

30.04.2020 | taxes
On 28 April 2020 a government bill including the proposed “Anti-Crisis Shield 3.0” was filed with the parliament. One of the proposals is to amend the Film Act to require providers of on-demand audiovisual media services...
New “fee” from media streaming giants: Support for Polish cinema or a hidden digital tax?

Practical commentary on the Anti-Crisis Shield

30.04.2020 | other
We have prepared a list of the key issues governed by the Anti-Crisis Shield regulations, dividing them into thematic areas and adding practical commentary. We will update the list as the Anti-Crisis Act is amended.
Practical commentary on the Anti-Crisis Shield