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Alcoholic drinks and pedestrians

In principle Polish law prohibits any advertisements of alcoholic beverages. So far, it was a popular practice to use the statutory exception, according to which prohibition of advertising does not include advertising and promotion of  alcoholic beverages inside wholesale firms, separated stands or...

National Property Resources

On September 11, 2017, The Act on National Property Resources, which establishes the National Property Resources responsible for proper land management of state owned lands, entered into force. Its basic duties includes monitoring the tenancy issues (e.g. the rent prices), the rules of conclusions and...

The new register for debtors

The Ministry of Justice are working on a new register - the National Debt Register, which is to replace the current Register of Insolvent Debtors and the Central Register of Restructuring and Bankruptcy. Both registers contain data on entities who has a deteriorated financial condition, so they will...

One-time is enough

The Supreme Court in the verdict of 5 th of July 2017, in the case no. II PK 202/16 has ruled that a one-time absence may be regarded as a serious breach of basic employee duties in a task-working time. However, as the Supreme Court indicated, not every absence of an worker employed in a task-working...

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Infallibility of employee expected

Most employees make during their career mistakes in the process of remunerations’ payment. In consequences employee receive higher remuneration than he or she should. The basic instinct is to set off overpayment from another remuneration. But is it possible? The ability to make deductions by the employer...

Trademark byelaws necessary also for spouses

Our Clients – the married couple conducting business together as civil law partnership – wondered, how they may register a trademark which will be used by them both within the scope of activity of their civil law partnership. Polish industrial property law allows to register one trademark for more...

Longer notice - not always possible

One of our Clients wondered whether it is legally possible to lengthen the employee’s notice period in his/her employment contract. This matter is not regulated in statutory law, but according to jurisprudence it is admissible if such contract regulation will be favourable for employee. Thus, lengthening...

Entrusted property and sickness leave

One of our Clients asked us whether he can demand return of entrusted property from an employee who is on long-term sick leave. Company’s property is owned by an employer, who entrusts it to an employee in order to perform his/her duties. In principle, an employee has a duty to return such entrusted...

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