On 12 October 2022, the so-called holding company law will come into force in Poland. We invite you to familiarise yourself today with selected changes to the Code of Commercial Companies (hereinafter: the Act) brought by the new legislation.
5 July 2022 the Council of Ministers adopted the draft amendment 10H on onshore wind energy, prepared by the Minister of Climate and Environment. The draft was adopted in the previously announced form, which we analysed on the blog in the article “Work on the amendment of the distance act is still in progress“. What are the next steps?
The Law of April 28, 2022 on the Principles of Implementation of Tasks Financed from European Funds in the Financial Perspective 2021-2027 (Journal of Laws 2022, item 1079, as amended) introduced numerous modifications to the Law on Employee Capital Plans (poln. PPK) (Journal of Laws 2020, item 1342, as amended) and the Law on the State Labor Inspectorate (poln. PIP) (Journal of Laws 2019, item 1251, as amended). The modifications, effective June 4, 2022, include, among others, changes to the deadline for enrollment of a new employee in the PPK, transfer of funds, definition of the employing entity, payments to the PPK, and new rights of the State Labor Inspectorate (poln. PIP).
It is the duty of every employer, regardless of the number of employees, to prevent mobbing. The duty to refrain from mobbing practices does not only refer to the employer’s own behavior, but also to enforcing ethical behavior from other members of the organization that does not violate the dignity of other co-workers. One of the solutions that can be introduced in a company, as an element of preventive measures, is an anti-mobbing committee. However, it should be remembered that its establishment does not release the employer from responsibility.
Last year we wrote about the works of the Ministry of Development and Technology (hereinafter also: MDT) on the draft amendment to the so-called Act 10H providing for the reduction of restrictions resulting from the rule determining the minimum distance of a wind power plant from residential buildings and forms of nature protection. MDT announced that thanks to the amendment new wind power plants will be built, wholesale electricity prices will be reduced and the local and national economy will be stimulated. As it turns out, we will have to wait a bit longer for the eagerly awaited changes.
The year 2022 will be marked by changes in labour law. In the near future, we will be faced with, among other changes, the implementation of European directives on care leave and the justification of termination of fixed-term employment contracts, as well as the regulation of remote working and preventative sobriety checks for employees. Employers face the need to adapt existing regulations, but also to introduce completely new ones.
More and more important topic in organizations is taking action on the prevention of discrimination and mobbing. The topics of mobbing, discrimination and whistleblowers were discussed during a webinar that we had the pleasure to host on November 25, 2021. However, it is worth reiterating the importance of effectively implementing appropriate procedures and raising awareness, both among decision-makers and other employees in this area. This may contribute to reducing undesirable situations in the company.
As of 1 January 2022, amendment to the VAT-Act came into force which may have significant implications for the conduct of VAT settlements in Poland. The changes primarily concern the new method of invoicing, rules regarding settlement of correcting invoices, rules for issuing primary and correcting invoices.
Tax changes resulting from the Polish New Deal came into force on 1 January 2022. The tax revolution will affect almost everyone. One of the groups that will feel the effects of the Polish New Deal are people who perform functions on the basis of an appointment act and receive remuneration on this account. The changes will primarily affect members of management boards and proxies, members of audit committees, among others in companies and associations. What changes are to be expected?
The Polish Order is one of the major changes to the tax system in Poland, which has finally been voted. In the face of the coming revolution, taxpayers are particularly disadvantaged by the short time available to them, as the planned changes will come into effect as early as 1 January 2022.