Compliance Day 2021 | Whistleblowing from an HR perspective

23 September | 10 am to 4 pm 
Hybrid event | Free-of-charge

 

We invite you to participate in the V edition of Compliance Day Conference. This year's edition is devoted to whistleblowers from an HR perspective. 

Apart from the challenges of organising work in the age of pandemics, whistleblowing is currently the most important topic in the area of compliance and HR. The Polish legislator is in no hurry to implement the directive on whistleblower protection, and issues related to whistleblowing have been under discussion for years. During the conference we will look at them through the eyes of HR and compliance law practitioners. 

 

AGENDA
 

9:30 am  REGISTRATION
10:00 am – 10:15 am INTRODUCTION 

 

PANEL I

10:15 am – 11:45 am | Measures to protect the whistleblower 

Do we have tools to protect a whistleblower in the current legal state? How do labour courts handle whistleblower cases? What should be changed to ensure protection under the Directive while protecting the employer's interest? 
Based on the opinions and experiences of our guests we will discuss on how the protection of whistleblowers should look like in practice.
We will address, among other things, the following issues:

  • Protection or non-retaliation?
  • How can an employer realistically help?
  • What about B2B and third parties?
  • Whistleblower's rights vs. suspect's rights

Moderator and panellists: Bartłomiej Raczkowski and invited guests
Language: Polish

 

11:45 am – 12:15 pm Coffee break
 

PANEL II
 

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm | HR aspects of implementing a whistleblowing system

Implementing an effective whistleblowing system requires the involvement of all members of the organisation. What role do employee representatives, including trade unions, the HR department and the compliance department, play in its creation and enforcement?  
We will address the following issues, among others:

  • Effective communication
  • Building a culture of trust and compliance
  • Values of the organisation, conflict resolution 

Moderator and panelists: Łukasz Kuczkowski and invited guests
Language: Polish

 

1:45 pm –  2:30 pm  Lunch 

 

PANEL III 

2:30 am – 4 pm | HR Compliance – trends 

In the last panel we will ask our guests about the challenges in the area of compliance which last year has brought. We will talk about how the long-standing British legislation protecting whistleblowers works and what new problems have emerged in employee-employer relations in Poland and Germany.
We will discuss, among other things, the following issues:

  • Experience with legal protection of whistleblowers (UK)
  • Trends: "toxic" workplace, "diversity"
  • What did covid change from a compliance perspective

Moderator and panelists: Janusz Tomczak and invited guests
Language: English with no Polish translation

 

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The participation in the hybrid event is free of charge. 

The number of on-site places is limited, and Raczkowski’s clients have priority registration to on-site participation. The registration is on the first come first serve basis. The participation is conditional on showing the proof of full vaccination at the entrance to the conference.

On-site we welcome one person from each organization, and online with no limit.

On-site address: Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw.

If you have any questions, please contact: prohr@raczkowski.eu

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.

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 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.