10th Edition of the Employment MasterClass

7 October – 3 December | Paid event
 

We invite you to take part in the X Edition of the Employment MasterClass

The Employment MasterClass is a practical 8-day workshop training for HR professionals and lawyers wishing to deepen their knowledge of labour law. The meetings are led by partners and top specialists from our firm.

The meetings are closed and the number of participants is limited, which benefits the training conditions and gives the opportunity to establish relationships.
The training sessions are devoted to practical aspects of the application of labour law and focus on solving current market problems and challenges.

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See the full program here.

The sessions are held in Polish language.

Speakers

For over 25 years he has been advising the largest international and Polish companies in labour and employment law. A well-regarded leading employment lawyer in Poland.

Member of the American Employment Law Council. 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 and its former Chairman. Member of the International Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and an associate member of the American Bar Association’s Employment Law Section.

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

He was an assistant professor in the Jagiellonian University’s Department of Labour Law. Author of many academic and popularizing publications in the trade press.

For many years, individually mentioned as a leader in labour law by 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.

 

Iwona has over 20 years of experience in individual and collective labour and HR law with an emphasis on issues related to working time, remote work and telework, group dismissals, voluntary redundancy programmes, temporary work, outsourcing, and in-company sources of labour law.

She deals with industrial relations, negotiations with trade unions, redundancies and collective disputes, discrimination and mobbing. Recently, she has been involved in supporting employers on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular obtaining state aid, and remote work issues.

She participated in the work of the parliamentary commission on the “European” amendment of the Labour Code, and the Brussels Social Dialogue programme at the European Union, and worked at the Constitutional Tribunal Office.

She is a frequent speaker at conventions and conferences, as well as a lecturer at post-graduate labour law studies in many universities and academies. She runs workshops on labour law for HR departments and staff responsible for managing employees. Author of numerous publications in journals and academic books, co-author of encyclopaedias, and comments on labour and HR law.

Iwona is highly ranked by international rankings, such as Chambers Europe in employment law.

Head of the Poznan Office / Executive MBA.

Łukasz has over 20 years of experience in labour and HR law, including employment litigation.

He advises on collective employment relationships and deals with trade unions, including conducting collective disputes and negotiations. He has vast experience in implementing and terminating collective agreements and other agreements with trade unions, employee guarantees, and collective bargaining.

He has conducted a number of cases involving workforce reorganisations, including collective redundancies, voluntary leave programmes, and other forms of downsizing.

He created and developed the Employee Capital Plans practice, and introduced a social insurance pillar.

His clients include companies from the retail, energy, logistics, TMT, and pharma industries. He is the author of many publications in the trade press.

Łukasz is ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA international ranking in the field of employment law and white-collar crime. He is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association. He implements new technologies and tools for work organization, communication and management of law firms.

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 and The Legal 500 EMEA 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.

PhD in jurisprudence. Extraordinary professor at the Division of Employment Law and Social Policy at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Director of the Postgraduate Program in Employment Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Secretary General of the Polish Section of the International Employment Law and Social Security Association. In 2010 the Minister of Science and Higher Education awarded him with a second-degree award for academic achievement. A member of the Editorial Committee of the Monitor Prawa Pracy magazine. Legal adviser. Lecturer in Legal Advisers’ Training Program organized by the Regional Association of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. Author of numerous studies, articles and glosses, including books entitled “Employing Management Board Members”, “Transfer of the Workplace to Another Employer”, “Different Forms of Employment”, “Dismissals Due to Reasons Unrelated to Employees” (co-author), “Employer’s Risk” and “Public Service Law” (co-author). Co-author of a commentary to the Labour Law Code by L. Florek, issued by Wolters Kluwer (commentary to the Working Hours and Employee Leaves chapters).

Head of the Immigration and Global Mobility Practice / Doctor of Juridical Sciences / LL.M.

Michał specialises in all aspects of employing foreigners in Poland, including implementing the most effective practices. In addition, he advises on the international mobility of employees, complex issues related to corporate immigration at all stages of people planning and hiring, as well as the posting of workers to provide services abroad.

His expertise covers all cross-border HR aspects. He supports clients in coordinating and implementing all of their national and international HR requirements.

He is an author of many publications and comments in scientific journals and newspapers. Michał is a member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Bar Association.

Head of the Employment Litigation Practice.

Piotr is a specialist with over 10 years of experience in litigation and pre-court disputes in all areas of labour law with a particular emphasis on employment termination, remuneration, non-competition, workplace injury, mobbing and discrimination issues.

In addition, he advises and represents clients in collective and trade unions disputes, layoffs and restructuring. He develops procedural and litigation strategies, dismissal plans, including identifying and developing selection criteria for dismissals of groups of employees, drafting the documentation related to collective dismissals, as well as participating and supporting clients in the communication process with employees’ representatives and trade unions.

His other areas of focus range from establishing and terminating employment relationships to shaping working conditions, including the drafting of remuneration rules.

His clients include the largest international and Polish companies from the TMT, banking and finance, pharmaceutical and aviation industries.

He is an author of numerous publications on labour and HR law.