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CONFERENCE | 10 Decisions

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23 February | 10:00-12:00


We invite you to the 12th edition of our annual 10 Decisions Conference, presenting the 10 most important decisions of the Supreme Court in the field of HR law issued in the previous year.

We will discuss and explain the Supreme Court rulings that HR must know and apply in its work. We will provide specific guidelines on how to implement them in everyday practice.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, this year, exceptionally, the Conference will be held online.

The event is free of charge.

Speakers

Advocate, founder and Managing Partner. For over 25 years he has been advising the largest international and Polish companies in the field of labour and employment law. Considered a leading employment lawyer in Poland.

Vice-Chair of the Outreach to International Lawyers Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Law Section. Member of the Board of the European Employment Lawyers Association. Member of the International Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and an associate member of the American Bar Association Employment Law Section. Member of the Editorial Board of the Polish Employment Law Monitor.

Former Chairman of the European Employment Lawyers Association. Founding member and the first Chairman of the Employment Committee of the Warsaw Bar. He was also a member of the Steering Committee of International Forum on Employment Law, the Founder and the first Chair of the Employment Law Association in Poland. During his studies, Vice-President of the International Board of European Law Students Association (ELSA), President of the ELSA Cracow.

He was an assistant professor in the Jagiellonian University’s Department of Labour Law. Author of many scientific and popularizing publications in specialist periodicals and newspapers.

For many years, individually mentioned as a leader in the field of labour law by all renowned Polish and international publications such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and Rzeczpospolita.

Katarzyna has over 15 years of experience in advising Polish and international clients in a broad range of matters involving HR and employment law, and representing them in employee-related legal disputes.

She advises on transfer of undertaking, adjusting global procedures to Polish law requirements, restructuring, collective dismissals, hiring and dismissing employees.

Her clients include companies operating in the pharmaceutical, hotels and leisure, retail, manufacturing, TMT and FMCG industries.

She is an author of numerous publications on HR law. She lectures labour law at the Warsaw School of Economics, and runs workshops for HR professionals and employment lawyers.

Katarzyna is highly ranked by international rankings, such as The Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe in employment law. She is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association.

 

Doctor of Juridical Sciences / Head of the Krakow Office.

Dominika heads the personal data protection practice. She has over 20 years of experience in advising international corporations and domestic clients on labour and HR law, employee data protection, protection of personal rights in employment with an emphasis on mobbing and discrimination.

She is experienced in developing draft versions of company’s internal sources of law and negotiating their implementation with trade unions, running compliance audits in line with legal requirements and business ethics, as well as implementing the ensuing recommendations.

For over 10 years she has been an Adjunct Professor in the Chair of Labour Law and Social Policy at the Jagiellonian University. She is a well-regarded lecturer at the Jagiellonian University’s post-graduate studies in Labour Law where she lectures on personal data protection in employment, discrimination and selected aspects of collective labour law.

She is the author of a number of academic and popularizing publications in the press and books on labour law and data protection, and a consultant to many legal magazines. She conducts training sessions and workshops, in particular for top management, and members of anti-mobbing commissions.

 

Attorney-at-law, Doctor of Juridical Science, partner. Graduated with honors from the Law and Administration Faculty at the University of Gdańsk (10th position in the graduate list). In 2003 participated in the work of the parliamentary commission on the “European” amendment of the Labour Code and the Brussels Social Dialogue program at the European Union.

Has a dozen or so years of experience in providing legal services in the area of labour law. After completing her court training she was the director of the legal department of a consultancy and worked as an in-house in a corporation, which enabled her to understand the needs of corporate clients and work out the much-appreciated business approach to resolution of HR problems. She also worked in the Constitutional Tribunal Office. For 10 years she ran her own Labour Law Firm, managing a 8-person team of lawyers, providing permanent service to approx. 40 corporate clients.

In her practice, Ms. Jaroszewska-Ignatowska focuses predominantly on issues related to working time, including the implementation and execution of emergency response contingency plans, transfers, group dismissals, voluntary redundancy programmes, temporary work, outsourcing, in-company sources of labour law, termination of employment contracts and negotiations with trade unions, also conducted as part of collective disputes. She assists her clients in applying labour law regulations while incorporating their specific business needs and corporate rules related to their code of ethics and values.

She was a lecturer at post-graduate labour law studies at the Leon Koźmiński Academy, at the University of Łódź and, earlier on, at the Higher School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw at the Law and Administration Faculty, and Warsaw College of Personal Management in Post-Graduate Labour Law and Personnel Management.

Currently regularly invited to speak at conventions, conferences, symposia. Successfully runs workshops in labour law for employees of HR departments and employee management staff, in particular devoted to working time, termination of employment contracts, discrimination and mobbing, as well as managers’ liability, which clients appreciate for specific answers to their challenges involved in managing employees on a day-to-day basis, combined with providing specific examples.

Author of numerous publications on labour law: report prepared for the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland entitled: “Age discrimination of the elderly in the labour market”, “Labour Code with commentary” published by the “Infor” publishing house; co-author of the encyclopedia “Law not only for lawyers”; commentaries: “Labour Code. Commentary for HR managers” edited by A. Patulski, PhD and counselor G. Orłowski and “Praxis. Labour law for judges and attorneys-in-fact” edited by K. Walczak, PhD hab., and M. Wojewódka, PhD. Frequent guest of radio and television programmes.

Legal Advisor, Executive MBA, Partner. He runs the firm’s office in Poznań. For more than 15 years he has been advising clients on labour law. He has very extensive experience in collective employment relationships, also in terms of terminating and implementing collective bargaining agreements and other agreements with trade unions, employee guarantees, conducting collective disputes and negotiations with trade unions. He has conducted a number of employee restructuring programs involving group dismissals and voluntary redundancies as well as other forms of downsizing. He advises in the hiring of senior executives. He represents clients in labour courts very frequently. He is well-versed with the transportation and manufacturing industries. He has set up and supported the administration of many Employee Pension Schemes. He has worked for reputable Polish law firms.

Head of the Remuneration Practice in the Financial and Public Companies Sectors.

Katarzyna has extensive experience in individual and collective labour law. She represents clients in court proceedings. She has conducted many sensitive internal investigations.

She specialises in developing remuneration policies, mainly for financial institutions and listed companies. She advises supervisory boards and corporate groups on all aspects related to hiring and dismissing senior executives.

Her clients include listed companies, banks, brokerage houses and investment funds. She also advises clients from the media and manufacturing industries.

She cooperates with many industry associations, including the Polish Chamber of Brokerage Houses (IDM), the Polish Bank Association (ZBP), and the Polish Association of Listed Companies (SEG).

She is the author of numerous publications on labour law with a particular emphasis on remuneration regulations in regulated industries.

A propagator of going Paperless in a HR domestic programme, and document digitization in business.

 

Head of the Employment Tax Practice.

She has over 25 years of experience in employment tax advisory. She specialises in personal income tax and social security matters with a special focus on global mobility of employees into and outside of Poland.

She advises Polish and international clients on optimisation of employment costs for board members and senior executives, as well as on tax planning structures for engaging employees in Poland.

Moreover, she is experienced in assessing tax consequences of employee share plans and taxation of capital gains.

She is an author of numerous publications on Polish and international employment tax and social security issues.
She is a lecturer at seminars and workshops in Poland and abroad. She is a frequent speaker and organiser of webinars on employment taxes.

She previously worked for a Big Four firm.

 

Head of the Business Crime and Compliance Practice

Janusz has over 15 years of experience in managing complex, high-stakes business crime matters and internal investigations. He advises and represents corporate and individual clients in investigations and prosecutions by law enforcement authorities, including domestic and multi-jurisdictional cases.

He blends years of litigation practice with in-depth knowledge of how corporations operate, and the liability borne by top management.

More recently, he has been dealing with high-profile, corporate internal investigations, concerning allegations of fraud and corruption (commercial and public) in companies from the financial, media and wood industries . Moreover, he has been advising corporate and individual clients on white-collar prosecutions related to allegations of commercial and tax fraud and abuse of trust offences, as well as  on compliance and remediation programs to address detected irregularities.

His unique area of expertise concerns offences committed in the workplace, i.e. related to health and safety, as well as relations with trade unions.

He serves as an expert witness who gives evidence in British courts regarding the Polish law and justice system.

He is a member of the International Bar Association (Senior Vice-Chair of the Criminal Law Committee), the European Criminal Bar Association, the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Association, and the Extradition Lawyers Association. Since 2010 Janusz has been a judge at the Warsaw and National Bar disciplinary bodies (lawyers’ professional liability).

He is highly regarded in international rankings, such as Chambers Europe in White Collar Crime, and Who's Who Legal as a Thought Leader and Global Leader in Business Crime Defence and Investigations.
He is a speaker and organiser of conferences on the many aspects of criminal liability. Author of Polish and international publications regarding criminal law.