Articles

  • Invest in Wroclaw – a new support initiative for foreign investors

    2013-12-10

    JP Weber together with the Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency has carried through an innovative project which will actively promote Wrocław among the existing and potential investors. HRK, Jones Lang LaSalle and Knight Frank have become the project's strategic partners.

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  • The act on particular solutions related to protection of workplaces came into force on November 21st 2013.

    2013-12-09

    The act on particular solutions related to protection of workplaces replaces the so far existing act on mitigating the consequences of the economic crisis to employees and entrepreneurs. It involves introduction of regulations protecting entrepreneurs and employees from the consequences of the economic downturn. The legislator has deemed saving the employee's job at the cost of worsening of their remuneration terms to be beneficial also to the very employee. The crisis-like conditions of performing their duties may be imposed even if they do not accept them.

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  • Carrying out PPP projects in the health care sector

    2013-11-27

    Health care is a very sensitive sector due to its social usefulness and specificity. Traditional doubts in the area of public–private partnerships as to the lack of social approval are multiplied as far as such initiatives are concerned. Local government bodies are wary of projects involving a private partner as they are not inclined to risk being accused of the heath care system's denationalisation, which is what PPP is often confused with.

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  • Employee Benefits – to Tax or Not to Tax?

    2013-11-25

    For quite a while now, the question of taxing employee benefits has been making employers go giddy. All the more so that the resolution II FPS 7/10 on medical packages of 24th October 2011 made by the Supreme Administrative Court's Financial Chamber in its full composition, instead of putting an end to doubts and disputes with tax bodies has just escalated them.

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  • Changes to the Labour Code – a Longer Settlement Period and Flexible Work Time

    2013-11-19

    On 23rd of August 2013, the act of 12th July 2013 of changes to the Act of the Labour Code and Trade Unions (Journal of Laws 2013, item 896) entered into force. The act introduced two significant changes to the act of the Labour Code of 26th June 1974. The first of them concerns prolonging the settlement period to 12 months. The other one is with regard to introduction of flexible work time to the Code.

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  • An Opportune Time for Profitable Investments in Special Economic Zones

    2013-10-03

    On 23rd July 2013, the Government decided to prolong the operation of all Polish Special Economic Zones (SEZ's) by another six years, i.e. till 31st December 2026. According to the previous regulations, the Zones could exist till the end of 2020. The prolongation of their operation was carried out through a change to all the fourteen separate directives concerning each zone, where article 1, sec. 3 reads as follows: "3. The Zone shall continue its operation till the day of 31st December 2026.". The amending directives come into force on 11th September 2013.

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