Labour law updates and recommendations 2022

T: +48 22 540 74 61

M: +48 601 081 748

E: agnieszka.lechman-filipiak@dlapiper.com

Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak heads the Warsaw Employment department and has more than 20 years of experience in advising on employment law and corporate law. She specialises in issues related to employment regulations, including social packages, group redundancies, transfers of undertakings to new employers, and collective disputes.

She also advises clients in preparing and implementing internal policies to prevent employee misconduct. Her areas of expertise also include managerial contracts, the delegation of employees, discrimination in employment, non-compete agreements, and the employment of foreigners. She advises international corporations and leading Polish companies from the finance, power, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors.

Agnieszka has authored numerous articles in professional publications such as Praca i Zabezpieczenia Społeczne, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Rzeczpospolita. Furthermore, she is the author of a commentary to the amended Polish Labour Code.

RECOGNITIONS
  • Ranked Band 2 in Employment in Poland – Chambers Europe 2021
  • Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak advises on the employment issues related to transactions and restructurings in addition to day-to-day support and representing clients in disputes. “She is pragmatic and responsive,” a client says, adding: “The advice she provided was commercially driven” – Chambers Europe, Employment 2021
  • Recommended in Employment in Poland – Legal 500 EMEA 2021

T: +48 22 540 74 30

E: michal.synowiec@dlapiper.com

Michał Synowiec is an attorney-at-law and has an MBA from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has extensive experience in advising international corporations, state-owned companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals on labour law issues. He specialises in representing clients in all types of employment-related disputes, in particular concerning the termination of employment contracts and related claims, overtime, the ascertainment of the existence of an employment relationship, harassment, discrimination, and non-compete agreements.

Michał also provides legal support in internal investigations concerning allegations of harassment, bullying, fraud, theft, corruption, and acts of unfair competition. In addition, he supports clients in their relationships with employee representative bodies, including trade unions and works councils.

Michał is the author of numerous labour law publications. He lectures and runs training courses on issues such as working time, termination of employment contracts, methods used by employers to protect themselves against disloyal employees, and anti-harassment and anti-discrimination procedures.

RECOGNITIONS
  • Recommended in Employment in Poland – Legal 500 EMEA 2021
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Dominika Nowak

Senior Associate

T: +48 22 540 74 31

E: dominika.nowak@dlapiper.com

Dominika Nowak advises clients on all aspects of employment and labour law. In particular, she supports international companies in establishing and developing their business activities in Poland by preparing, implementing, and modifying employee-related legal documentation (e.g. internal rules and bonus policies), preparing and negotiating the terms and conditions of employment for senior managers.

Dominika provides ongoing support to clients on individual labour law issues such as working time arrangements, discrimination, harassment, termination of employment, the financial and disciplinary liability of employees, and outsourcing. In addition, she advises on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions and collective redundancies, as well as on dispute resolution – both in court and out of court.

RECOGNITIONS
  • Recommended in Employment in Poland – Legal 500 EMEA 2021
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Hubert Hajduczenia

Senior Associate

T: +48 22 540 78 05

E: hubert.hajduczenia@dlapiper.com

Hubert Hajduczenia advises clients on labour law and social insurance matters. He specialises in issues related to the termination of employment (both individual and collective redundancies) as well as the litigation aspects of labour law, non-compete agreements, acts of unfair competition (including the poaching of employees) and the transfer of employing establishments to new employers. He also supports clients on various ongoing labour law matters.

Hubert is the author of numerous articles in business newspapers (Gazeta Prawna and Rzeczpospolita) as well as in academic journals (Praca i Ubezpieczenia Społeczne, Państwo i prawo and Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich).

T: +48 22 540 78 05

E: marta.borowka@dlapiper.com

Marta Borówka specialises in individual and collective labour law, with a particular focus on employment litigation. She represents employers before the court and during disputes and negotiations with trade unions and employee representatives. She has experience in matters related to the establishment and termination of employment relationships with management staff. She advises on employer reorganisation and employment restructuring processes. She designs internal regulations and policies and supports employers in matters related to counteracting mobbing and discrimination in employment. 

Emilia Kalecka

Emilia Kalecka

Associate

T: +48 22 540 74 90

E: emilia.kalecka@dlapiper.com

Emilia Kalecka specialises in individual and collective labour law. She advises both Polish and foreign companies and individual clients on issues related to concluding, terminating and reviewing employment contracts and civil law contracts, including those of managerial staff. She also advises on the developing and implementing of internal company regulations, including those on mobbing and discrimination.

Emilia also supports employers in a variety of employee litigation and advises on current labour law and social security issues. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications on labour law in legal journals and academic journals.

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Izabela Olejarz

Junior Associate

T: +48 22 540 78 98

E: izabela.olejarz@dlapiper.com

Izabela Olejarz advises both Polish and foreign companies and individual clients on various aspects of employment law. In particular, she specialises in issues related to the termination of employment contracts (both individual and collective redundancies) and in labour law litigation. She also advises on the development and implementation of internal company regulations and on social security issues.

Agnieszka Tarasiuk

Paralegal

T: +48 22 540 78 98

E: agnieszka.tarasiuk@dlapiper.com

Agnieszka Tarasiuk is a trainee advocate specialising in individual and collective labour law. In particular, she advises clients on issues related to concluding, terminating and reviewing employment contracts and civil law contracts, as well as participating in the development and implementation of internal company regulations. Agnieszka also provides ongoing assistance to clients concerning different forms of employment, employee documentation and the statutory obligations of employers.

On an international level, Agnieszka cooperates with DLA Piper offices in other countries in updating information on Polish labour law that is published on generally available platforms.