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2018

November
Another package of tax changes
Who will benefit from the chage in CIT rates?
New rules for environmental protection in the food industry

October
e-financial statements

September
Are gift cards a payment service?
Conversion of perpetual usufruct of residential land into ownership

August
New rules for protection of trade secrets

July
Changes in regulations on personnel files and unionization of independent contractors

June
Simple stock company: a new solution for startups

March
Changes in the National Register Court

February
New forms of systematic savings for retirement
Changes in the Act on Management of Packaging and Packaging Waste and the Wastes Act

January
Ban on Sunday and holiday trade

2017

October
50 ways to make life easier for businesses

July
New obligations in the area of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing
Contractual Advantage: New Rules of Agricultural and Food Product Trade

June
Changes in audits from 21 June 2017
Compensation for breach of competition law easier to pursue

April
New regulations on work prohibited to pregnant and breastfeeding women

February
Alternative Investment Companies

January
Changes in Labour Code from 1 January 2017

2016

December
Relying on the capacity of third parties: A major change from 14 December 2016

October
Changes in liability for damages in criminal proceedings

August
Changes in the scope of work prohibited to women and confirmation of working conditions

July
New obligations under Market Abuse Regulation, Part 1: Reporting transactions

June
What may a Brexit mean for EU businesses operating in the UK?
New obligations of employers posting workers to work in another EU country

April
Supreme Court resolves the issue of resignation by a member of a company’s management board

March
Release from the duty to perform work during termination notice period now provided for in the Labour Code

February
New EU Trademark Regulation

January
ESPD—New mandatory document in public procurement proceedings


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2015

December
Changes in regulations governing medical devices
Witness statements in arbitration

November
Implementation of MiFID II and MAD II package: New obligations for capital market entities

October
What’s ahead for financial markets following amendment of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act?
Invalidation of Safe Harbour agreement means new obligations for businesses

September
Employee's account number is not for the bailiff
Changes in parental entitlements

August
More firms and institutions rely on biometrics

July
New rules for definite period employment contracts: Senate approves bill to amend the Labour Code
Amendment of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act: Major changes in consumer protection

May
Due diligence: The value of examining employment documentation before acquiring a business

April
Bank enforcement title regulations overturned: Constitutional Tribunal in the role of negative lawmakers

March
New regulations for firms established using online standard forms

February
The new Bond Act
Changes in corporate registration regulations

January
Changes in competition law
Consumer Rights Act and amendments to the Civil Code on warranty and guarantee

2014

December
Changes in rules for labelling of goods: Savings for businesses  
Labour Code amendment: Medical screening to be recognized by subsequent employers

November
Amendments to food labelling regulations: More informational requirements for labels and new methods of presentation

October
Amendment of the Public Procurement Law: New ground rules for tenders
Easier access to land and mortgage registers

September
Proposed changes in Civil Procedure Code concerning documentary evidence 

August
Proposed changes to the Civil Code: A new definition of documents and new specific forms

July
Proposed changes to the Bankruptcy & Recovery Law
New Offset Act for defence procurements

June
New mechanisms for rescuing businesses and protecting creditors

May
New rules on employment of foreigners

April
Proposal for new pricing act—making life easier for retailers

March
Anticipated changes in execution procedure to clarify the issuance of enforcement clauses

February
New rules on management of packaging and packaging waste
Amendment to the Labour Code: Additional possibilities to assign work on Sundays and holidays
Public Procurement Law amended to protect subcontractors

January
The next set of changes in energy law

2013

December
PESEL personal identity numbers in judicial proceedings

November
Amendment of the Energy Law: New areas of business for energy companies

October
Proposed Consumer Rights Act

September
Amendment of the Payment Services Act

August
New regulations on upbringing leave
Amendment of the Labour Code: Flextime and longer calculation periods

July
Implementation of the UCITS IV Directive in Poland

June
Longer leave for parents

May
New Act on Payment Terms in Commercial Transactions

April
Proposal for 4th Money Laundering Directive released

March
New Postal Law

February
Changes in rules for settlement of travel expenses
New regulations on spam and cookies

January
The new year brought good news for companies doing business in Poland. Three separate measures intended to simplify doing business in Poland take effect in January 2013
Selected changes in regulations governing the energy sector in 2013

2012

December
Supreme Court of Poland rules on cooperation between employers and trade unions in individual matters concerning employees

November
Amendments to the Public Procurement Law: Implementation of the Defence Directive and new solutions for classic procurements  

October
Polish Employees are entitled to additional day off for a statutory holiday falling on a Saturday

September
Guidelines for proposed amendments to the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection

August
Reduction in fee for initial announcement of corporate registration
Amendment to the Public Procurement Law—New Grounds for Excluding Contractors

July
Electronic transcripts from commercial register now available

June
Electronic trial transcripts will soon be common in Polish courts

May
Guidelines from the Polish Supreme Court on the effects of unlawful termination of an employment contract for a definite period

April
“S-24” - establishing a limited-liability company in Poland in 24 hours

March
Proposed new legal framework for data protection in the EU
New corporate registration forms

February
New rules for processing personal data of individuals operating their own businesses

January
More time off for parents in 2012

2011

December
The right to reuse public information

November
Working time of handicapped employees

October
Facilitating corporate spinoffs and mergers
Vision tests for staff operating motor vehicles

September
Testing a worker’s sobriety

August
Fixed-term employment contract
Fine for inaction by public administrative body

July
Business-friendly state cuts administrative red tape
Entry-Level Prices in Advertising

June
Criminal consequences of failure to file financial reports with the National Court Register

May
Proposal for Consumer Rights Directive

April
New Consumer Credit Act

March
Amendment of the Personal Data Protection Act
Gratuitous corporate guarantee is imputed income for the company whose obligation is secured

February
Major Changes in Mortgage Law
New rules for sellers of electrical and electronic equipment

January
Tax Changes in 2011

2010

December
Amendments to Corporate Income Tax Act

November
New holiday and new minimum wage

October
Airport charges - proposed new regulations

September
Provision of Economic Information

August
Changes in Pre-Emptive Rights of Agricultural Property Agency

July
New Regulations for Training Leave

June
Conservator for a Legal Person: Amendment of the Civil Procedure Code

May
Changes in “Golden Share” Regulations

April
Amended Rules for Modified Claims

March
Service of Court Papers Between Attorneys - New Regulations
Administration of Radio Frequencies: Key Ruling by Top Administrative Court

February
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – EU Regulations

January
Rules for Authentication of Documents Liberalized

2009

December
Amendments to EU Telecom Regulations

November
Telecommunications: Green Light for New Use of 900 MHz Band

October
Amendment to the Act on Trading in Financial Instruments
Amendment to the Polish Language Act

September
Easing Procedural Sanctions in Commercial Cases
Auctioning of Radio Frequencies: How Does It Work?

August
New Anti-Crisis Regulations for Companies and Employees
“Plan B” for hospital debt relief: “Save Polish Hospitals”

July
Radio frequencies under the hammer?
Employee councils – amended regulations

June
VAT on In-Kind Contributions

May
Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Rehabilitation Law

April
Changes in Registered Pledges

March
Class Action Lawsuits in Poland
Leniency Program – How to Avoid a Fine for Breaking Competition Rules

February
Amendment to the Act on Protection of Agricultural and Forest Lands

January
Elimination of Polish Currency Rule
Amendments to the Commercial Companies Code

2008

December
New Regulations for Advertising of Medicinal Products

November
Amendment to the Public Procurement Law

October
System of Guarantees of Origin of Electricity from Renewable Sources

September
Money Laundering – Proposal for Implementing the “Third Directive”

August
Civil Code amendments

July
Change at the helm of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection: a new policy for imposing fines on businesses?

June
Telecommunications operators as payment institutions

May
Amendments to Commercial Companies Code

April
Draft Act on Health-Care Facilities

March
New Polish Classification of Economic Activities

February
Cross-border mergers of limited liability companies - soon a possibility

January
New regulations governing work permits for foreigners

2007

December
Can gift vouchers and presents for employees be financed from the Social Fund?

November
Amendments to the Intellectual Property Law

October
Teleworking - a new form of work

September
Large retail buildings - new legal regulations

August
The Act on Combating Unfair Competition
Changes to the regulations governing insurance contracts

July
Doctors' prescriptions - new legal regulations

June
Amendment to the Act on Copyrights and Related Rights and other acts

May
Possibilities of mitigating credit risk
The Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations

April
Amendments to the Pharmaceutical Law

March
Commercial Disputes Procedure – amendments to the Civil Procedure Code
The new Act on Competition and Consumer Protection

February
What is new in the labour law?

January
Substantial changes regarding payment of stamp duty

2006

December
Changes to the Commercial Companies Code – additional disclosure obligations
Amendments to labour law regulations

October
New legislation concerning the safety of foodstuffs and nutrition

September
Amendment to the Act on Special Economic Zones

August
Expected changes to nutrition and health claims

July
Law on financial market supervision

June
Significant amendments to public procurement law

May
Works councils - new obligation for companies with at least 50 employees

March
Registration of .eu domains - the end of privileges on 7 April 2006

February
Mediation – a new institution in civil proceedings

January
European Enforcement Order