Human rights and EU law

The Council of the European Union, in response to the appeal of the European Parliament, decided to start work on creating an EU-wide mechanism to impose targeted sanctions on those who commit serious human rights violations. The system is to include public and...

Amendments to the AML Act

On November 30, 2019, another amendment to the Act of March 1, 2018 on counteracting money laundering and financing of terrorism (the “AML Act”) entered into force, the purpose of the amendment is to better adapt Polish provisions to the 4th AML Directive....

The whistleblower directive comes into force

596/5000 In the Official Journal of the European Union of November 26 this year. Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October has been published. on the protection of persons reporting violations of Union law. The directive...

Restoration to work – patency

November 7 this year the provision of the Code of Civil Procedure enters into force – Art. 477 (2) under which the court will be able to restore an employee to work under an unlawful judgment. This change was announced earlier in connection with the planned...

Payment gridlocks as a public thing

On January 1, 2020, a new version of the Act on payment periods in commercial transactions enters into force. Compared to the previous regulations in force since 2013, the main change consists in allowing direct intervention of the administrative body – the...