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Raczkowski i Wspólnicy is a niche law firm, solely devoted to and specialized in labour and employment law. The firm, which was founded in May 2007, distinguishes itself from other employment practices by being the leading boutique in Poland to work solely for employers. The founding partner is a leading Polish employment law practitioner, ranked number one by various publications. The firm’s philosophy is to provide clients not only with the best quality legal advice but also with practical solutions to their problems.

We offer specialization and full service on matters ranging from daily legal advice on all aspects of labour and employment law, through litigation in "mobbing," dismissals, overtime and remuneration cases, to advice regarding large restructuring projects, transfers of undertakings, data protection, relations with unions, and tax laws. We offer trainings in practical aspects of labour and employment law in an interactive form, individually tailored to the needs of the participating clients.

Our membership in Ius Laboris, a global alliance of leading human resources law firms, gives our clients the key advantage of access to top quality employment law advice and services in all major jurisdictions.

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Longer Leaves for Parents

As of 1 January 2012 the amount of leave available to employees in connection with parenthood increased. The supplementary maternity leave which a female employee may use after finishing the regular maternity leave (20-37 weeks based on the plurality of pregnancy) is currently 4 weeks in case of a single birth and 6 weeks in case of the birth of two or more children. The paternity leave available to an employee raising a baby has been extended too - it is 2 weeks now.

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