Employees on parental leave – rights, obligations, problems and challenges

Online paid training session | 14 October | 10 am to 1 pm


The section of the Labour Code devoted to parental rights is one of the most extensive sections of the Act. It is also the most frequently amended section of the Code. In practice, it is the provisions on parental rights that raise the most questions and doubts.
During the workshop we will focus on the practical aspects of employer-employee relations when exercising parental rights. We will talk about the current problems and challenges related to exercising such rights, sharing our experiences and observations. We will give advice on what to watch out for and what to avoid.

Workshop programme

During the workshop we will discuss, among others things, the following issues:

  • Rules on granting parental leave in split periods
  • Rights of the father and other family members
  • Return of the employee to work
  • Termination of an employment contract with an employee returning to work
  • Rules on remuneration after leave
  • Combining work and raising a child
  • Restrictions on working for people with children
  • Provision of childcare
  • Holiday applications and deadlines
  • Part-time working
  • Coinciding rights
  • Working during holidays
Who should be interested in the event?

HR Directors, HR Managers and employees, in-house lawyers.

Cost of participation

The cost of participation is PLN 1100 net. In case of participation of two or more people from the same organization, the cost of each additional person is 1000 PLN net.

The cost includes:

  • participation in the 3-hour online workshop
  • two-week access to the workshop recording  
  • the presentation with an additional script referring to the discussed topics

Participants are encouraged to submit questions and cases from their own practice. Selected issues will be included in the workshop topics. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the workshop.
We reserve the right to cancel the event. In this case, the participant will be informed three  days before the date of the workshop.


Do you have questions? Contact us: prohr@raczkowski.eu


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.