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DLA Piper in Poland

The law firm DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k. is an integral part of the DLA Piper global legal practice, operating in over 40 jurisdictions. The Warsaw office, with more than 100 lawyers and tax advisers, offers the highest quality of services to both international corporations and local businesses, providing those services through a number of practices, including the Employment team.

The Warsaw Employment team has extensive experience in advising clients from a variety of sectors, including manufacturing and services companies, financial institutions, shared service centres, and employment agencies.

The principal aim of our activity is to solve legal problems by offering our clients optimal solutions that meet their business needs. To this end, we work together with our own tax, intellectual property, and personal data protection experts, as well as with the Employment teams from DLA Piper offices in other countries, comprising more than 300 specialists.


  • Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak is recognized as Band 3 in Employment – Chambers Europe 2014 – 2020
  • Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak has extensive experience in advising corporate clients on issues such as pension and benefit schemes, employment termination, internal investigations and post-merger HR restructurings. Market commentators regard her as a “good lawyer and an excellent negotiator” – Chambers Europe, Employment 2019
  • “Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak is inquisitive and has great knowledge. Her wide-ranging practice covers contract terminations, disputes with trade unions, collective labour agreements and redundancies.” Chambers Europe 2018
  • “We really appreciated the way they approached the case and the level of detail they provided.” Chambers Europe 2017
  • “The team is efficient, provides value for money and has a fast response time. It is always a pleasure working with them.” Chambers Global 2016

  • DLA Piper Poland is recognized as tier 2 in Employment – Legal 500 2014 – 2020
  • Dominika Nowak is recommended in Employment – Legal 500 EMEA 2019 – 2020
  • Dominika Nowak is brilliant, she’s very responsive and delivers spot-on advice on anything employment law. she is efficient and understands the task” – Legal 500 EMEA, Employment 2020
  • “Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak provides great, practical and thorough advice. Extremely quick and responsive”– Legal 500 EMEA, Employment 2020
  • “The extremely responsive and pragmatic Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak leads DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s excellent team, which is a top choice for litigation.” Legal 500 2018
  • Michał Synowiec (Counsel) is a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 2018.

Areas of experience

We provide our clients with legal services in the areas of individual and collective labour law.

Our offer includes:

  • advising clients on an ongoing basis on labour law issues such as working time, absence from work, the protection of the continuance of employment, and equal treatment
  • representing clients in individual labour law disputes, including representing employers in legal actions connected with the termination of employment contracts (also with employees under special protection), claims related to overtime work, claims for the payment of additional benefits (e.g. bonuses and awards), as well as claims connected with harassment and discrimination
  • advising employers on collective labour law issues, including drafting and providing opinions on collective labour agreements and other sources of company labour law, and advising employers in their relations with employees, including in negotiations with trade unions and collective disputes
  • representing clients in proceedings initiated by the State Labour Inspectorate and the Social Security Institution, including in court proceedings against the above-mentioned entities
  • representing clients in proceedings initiated by the State Labour Inspectorate and the Social Security Institution, including court proceedings
  • advising clients on the drafting of agreements with managerial staff
  • terminating employment agreements for reasons attributable and not attributable to employees, including managing group redundancies
  • preparing and implementing remuneration systems and bonus incentive systems that allow employers to meet their objectives and protect their interests, including advising clients on optimizing the sources of financing benefits for employees and using the money gathered on company social benefits funds
  • advising clients on the obligation of employees to protect the employer’s interests, such as the protection of confidential information and non-compete obligations, including drafting non-compete agreements and representing clients in disputes arising from breaches of the above obligation
  • advising clients on the transfer of undertakings or parts thereof to other employers, also as a result of outsourcing
  • preparing opinions on intracompany sources of labour law, including work regulations, remuneration regulations, rules governing company social benefits funds, and anti-harassment and anti-discriminatory policies
  • implementing flexible forms of employment, such as teleworking, temporary employment, and task-oriented working time systems
  • conducting explanatory proceedings in connection with suspected harassment, discrimination, or other breaches of employee obligations
  • supporting clients in the process of delegating employees and representing them in inspection proceedings concerning the lawfulness of delegating employees to Poland
  • supporting clients with regard to employing foreigners, in particular representing clients in work permit proceedings and in the registration of statements on the entrusting of work to foreigners
  • conducting specialist training on labour law issues for clients’ employees and managerial staff
  • carrying out employment-related due diligence.