In the pages of our blog, we very often cover topics related to various aspects of discrimination and mobbing, which only proves how important these issues have become in the world today, and how strongly the need for awareness of the dangers and ways to protect against them is increasing. Today’s post will focus on what is at stake for an employee who has engaged in mobbing behavior against a co-worker.
Although we talk a lot about mobbing, often our attention is focused only on vertical mobbing, that is, that which is exerted by an employer or supervisor on an employee. Intuitively, we associate the concept of mobbing with just such a situation, forgetting that pathological behavior can also be directed in other directions – from an employee to an employer or supervisor and from an employee to another employee. In the former situation, we then speak of so-called staffing. Spreading rumors among employees about the supervisor, undermining his competence in front of co-workers or unfounded criticism of the supervisor’s behavior or instructions are just some examples of mobbing actions taken to harass or intimidate the supervisor.
In order to increase the stability and predictability of energy costs for market participants and thus counteract the negative effects of the energy crisis, the European Commission has made efforts to promote long-term private contracts concluded directly between producers and end consumers, i.e. PPAs/cPPAs. In this article, we outline the advantages of this legal solution and discuss the main barriers to the widespread use of PPAs/cPPAs.
On our blog, we have recently discussed the topic of changes in the labour law in 2023, and also leaned into the very important subject of discrimination and mobbing in the workplace, touching on its aspects from the perspective of both sides of the employment relationship. We will devote today’s post to outlining the possibilities of the so-called Hearing Commission on mobbing and discrimination (hereinafter referred to as the “Commission”) as a body within the employer’s structure.
As we have already reported on the blog in the article ”Key
aspects of the amendments to the Planning and Development Act“, the legislative amendment process concerning the
Spatial Planning and Development Act (hereinafter: the Act) is nearing completion. What remains to be done is the signature
President and promulgation in the Journal of Laws, what provides an excellent opportunity to summarise the changes, including the latest proposals put forward by the Polish Senate.
The middle of the year is behind us, and discussions about this year’s labor law changes have not quieted down. Not surprising, given the number of changes made in one year. Employers are often the ones who ask us what to look out for, which changes are the most important, and which can be ignored. I feel that while it is difficult to summarize the entire six months in one article – it is possible to isolate the key areas and the concerns that constantly arise. So let’s try to isolate those key areas that employers must face in 2023.
Successively discussed on our blog, the topics related to labour law concern many of its aspects, such as the amendment related to the introduction of remote working, the implementation of the work-life balance directive or discrimination at work. The following article is devoted to a detailed analysis of court cases on mobbing – based on the record of cases from 2011 to 2021, published by the Ministry of Justice.
Soon, on September 18, 2023, we will once again celebrate International Equal Pay Day. The holiday was established in 2020 by the United Nations with the aim of drawing public attention to the unequal pay system between men and women for their work. There is a reason why legislators of various countries, rulers and organizations at the national and international level are trying to publicize the existing disparities and the need for change in this regard.
We have repeatedly covered in the pages of our blog various issues related to the amendment of labour regulations in 2023. The introduction of regulations on employee sobriety checks or remote work to the Labour Code, as well as the implementation of the work-life balance directive to the Polish legal order, have also contributed to the fact that some executive acts issued on the basis of the Labour Code have been amended. One of them is the Decree of the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy of December 30, 2016 on the labour certificate, which, as a result of the amendment, introduced new requirements for labour certificates issued to employees from May 23, 2023, which we discuss in this post.
The provisions of SLIMVAT 3 – the next release of the VAT changes package – are now in force. Most of the tax changes provided for in the SLIMVAT 3 package came into effect on 1 July 2023.
In this post, we look at the most important VAT changes for international trade.