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Legislation Monitoring Centre
In Poland there is neither an internet portal nor an institution for employers responsible for monitoring the legislation process of regulations that determine the rules for business activity. At present employers  learn about changes in the law mainly from mass media or simply through the grapevine, usually with delay.



The “two dates rule” likely to remain a theory


The „two date” regulation was intended to make life easier for entrepreneurs, but will most likely not be enforced in practice.


The possibility of introducing amendments to law regulations regarding entrepreneurship only twice a year is one of Janusz Piechocinski’s flagship reforms. The Minister of Economy wants such regulation to come into force only on January 1 and June 1. The legal environment for entrepreneurship could not be change on any date other than these two. Companies could save 1.3 bln zł a year on monitoring changes in law alone.

However, it appears that the draft may not survive government consultations. Some ministries have voiced their concern, the Government Legislation Centre assessed the project as ineffective in practice, due to a number of exceptions which have to introduce to protect the interests of the state. The two date regulation will not affect changes which are necessary due to high budget costs,  the threat of a serious damages to the economy, overriding public interest, obvious legal shortcomings or the implementation of EU regulations.


As a result, the newest draft includes the „two date rule” only as a recommendation addressed to the government and parliament. There will be no sanctions for not complying with it.


Experts see the „two date rule” as a good idea, but they see recent changes as a signal that it will not be used in practice. Employers’ organizations have no doubts that the rule will not be respected, if it is introduced only as a recommendation.