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New act on counteracting money laundering and the financing of terrorism

In July 2018, the new Act of 1 March 2018 on Counteracting Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism will come into force. It will be of particular importance to financial institutions, banks and other entities that are involved in transactions for goods in cash with a value exceeding EUR 10,000. Under the new act,  entities will be obliged to adopt whistleblowing policies setting out the rules for the anonymous reporting of any potential irregularities by employees and other individuals cooperating with the entity. According to the new act, the policy must include in particular information about the individual responsible …

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Electronic employment-related documentation

On 1 January 2019, new provisions of the Labour Code will come into force which introduce significant changes to the way of keeping employment-related documentation. Employers are currently required to keep most employment-related documentation in paper form; however, the new law will allow such documentation also to be kept in electronic form. Employers who want to make this change will be obliged to make a digital copy of the paper documents kept in the employees’ personnel files and then certify their authenticity, e.g. by using a qualified electronic signature. Importantly, employers who decide to make the change will have to …

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Upcoming changes to Polish labour law

  The Polish legislator is currently working on a new set of employment-related laws which will have a significant impact on conducting business activity in Poland: – a set of laws implementing the General Data Protection Regulation The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has became applicable in Poland on 25 May 2018. It has a significant impact on rules relating to the processing of personal data of employees, including their biometric data. In particular, new provisions will soon be introduced to the Labour Code that will list the categories of personal data that may be processed by employers and will …

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