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Changes regarding the reporting of applicable payment terms for 2022

Changes regarding the reporting of applicable payment terms for 2022

In connection with the amendment of the Act on Prevention of Excessive payment Delays in Commercial Transactions (as per Journal of Laws of 2022, item 893, as amended), which took place at the end of 2022, we would like to draw your attention to the changes in the provisions regarding the obligation to submit a

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24 January 2023

Changes in Polish labour law 2023

Changes in Polish labour law 2023

  Minimum wage The minimum wage will increase twice in 2023. From 1 January 2023, the minimum wage will be PLN 3,490 gross, followed by a second increase to PLN 3,600 gross at the beginning of July. The minimum hourly rate will increase accordingly, from 1 January it will be PLN 22.80 gross and from

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12 January 2023

Gas price freeze from 1 January - but not for companies

Gas price freeze from 1 January – but not for companies

The Polish parliament has decided to freeze gas prices at the current level for the coming year. Gas is expected to cost a maximum of 200 PLN (~45 EUR) per MWh in 2023. The legal umbrella covers gas prices for private households, housing cooperatives and their local heat generators, social institutions, hospitals, educational institutions, and

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28 December 2022

Start of construction for the expansion of the Gdansk container port

Start of construction for the expansion of the Gdansk container port

Construction work on the third terminal (T3) has begun at the Port of Gdansk on the Baltic Hub container terminal (formerly DCT Gdansk). In the first instance, the multi-phase plan envisages the construction of a 36-hectare platform adjacent to the T1 terminal. Afterwards, a 717-metre-long quay with a water depth of 17.5 metres will be

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22 December 2022

Ukrainians set up over 10 000 companies in Poland

Ukrainians set up over 10 000 companies in Poland

Ukrainian citizens founded 10,207 companies in Poland in the first three quarters of this year, reports the Polish Institute of Economics (PIE). There has been a dynamic upward trend since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. While only 188 companies were founded in January, as many as 2273 companies were already registered by Ukrainians

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12 December 2022

First ultrafast charging station from PKN Orlen

First ultra-fast charging station from PKN Orlen

The Polish petroleum company PKN Orlen has put into operation the first ultra-fast charging station for electric vehicles. It is located in the northern part of the A-1 motorway at the Machniarz South rest area, which is only a few kilometres away from the company’s headquarters in Płock. The charging station allows batteries to be charged

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6 December 2022

Soft landing of industrial production

“Soft landing” of industrial production

Industrial production increased by 6.8 per cent year-on-year in October. However, it decreased by 0.7 per cent month-on-month, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced. Growth was registered in 25 of 34 industry groups. The automotive sector again took the top spot with 41.7 per cent. As in the previous month, the sectors with the largest

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4 December 2022

Upcoming changes in labor law

Upcoming changes in labour law

Remote work and sobriety control The government’s bill to amend the Act – Labor Code and certain other acts concerning remote working and sobriety control is already in the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament – the Sejm. The draft predicts the complete removal of regulations on telework and its’ replacement by new regulations on

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28 November 2022

Surprisingly high growth as a snapshot

Surprisingly high growth as a snapshot

Surprisingly positive and clearly above analysts’ expectations were the industrial production data in September. According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the value of sold industrial production was 9.8 per cent higher than in the same period last year. Compared to the current month, the growth rate was only slightly lower. 27 out of 34 industry

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16 November 2022

Changes in the employment of Russian citizens

Changes in the employment of Russian citizens

The rules regarding the legalisation of employment of citizens of the Russian Federation in Poland have changed. As a result of the entry into force of the Ordinance of the Minister of Family and Social Policy, from 28 October 2022, it is no longer possible to submit applications to obtain declarations in order to start

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15 November 2022

Instead of two, three nuclear power plants in Poland

Instead of two, three nuclear power plants in Poland

4 gigawatts for 20 billion dollars According to Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate and Environment, these are the key figures for Poland’s first nuclear power plant. The Polish government has now decided that it will be built using technology from the US power plant supplier Westinghouse. The planned site is Lubiatowo-Kopalino on the Baltic Sea.

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12 November 2022

Remote work does not exclude the creation of a permanent establishment for tax purposes on the territory of Poland

Remote work does not exclude the creation of a permanent establishment for tax purposes on the territory of Poland

Nowadays, a flexible approach on working policies became one of the leading global trends on the job market. A growing number of employers have adopted the formula of remote work, more commonly referred to as: “home office”. This formula is also immensely popular among companies which recruit their employees abroad. Other than the technical and

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30 September 2022

Easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit and new rules on the Card of Pole

Easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit and new rules on the Card of Pole

Easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit As of 9 July 2022, a regulation is in force that introduces an easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit. It aims to help Belarusian citizens affected by various types of repression in their country. New type of temporary residence

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14 September 2022

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