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A review of news from the Internet (November 2010)

[posted: 10.12.2010]

Summary of “what’s popping up in the Internet” for November 2010. We encourage you to read the full articles on the authors’ site.

GazetaPrawna.pl www.gazetaprawna.pl

Company fined for illegal employment of a foreigner (9 December 2010)
“Companies, before hiring foreigners from outside the EU, will check their visas. An employer who illegally employs a foreigner will be unable to take part in tenders. Entrepreneurs breaking the law on employment can spend up to 10 years in prison.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

Foreigner will receive a visa for a year (December 6, 2010)
“The validity of national visas for entry and stay on Polish territory will not exceed one year. A national visa will entitle one to enter and a single stay or several successive stays on Polish territory, if they last a total of more than three months. Such amendments to the amendment of the Aliens Act were adopted yesterday by the Senators. Acceptance of proposed changes was earlier opted by The Commission of Administration and Home Affairs. Act now awaits for the president’s signature.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

Expenditure on foreigners’ employment permits are tax expense (3 December 2010)
“An entrepreneur who has incurred expenses associated with obtaining permits for the employment of a foreigner in a Polish company may allocate them to the deductibles. The taxpayer wants to employ in his construction company in two Ukrainians. He pledged to pay for a work permit in Poland. – Can I include such expenses as tax costs – asks Mr. Mark from Lublin.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

Fedak: Employment of Ukrainians and Belarusians without permission (December 1, 2010)
“The Labour Department is delaying the signing of the regulation allowing, as of the new year, employment of Ukrainians and Belarusians, among others. This implies that some construction companies have to hire more expensive staff. – I will sign the regulation on a simplified procedure of employing foreigners from the East in December. It will come into power from 1 January 2011 – provides Jolanta Fedak, Minister of Labour and Social Policy.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

Draconian penalties for the illegal employment of foreigners (29 November 2010)
“The return of EU funds and the inability to apply for another, non-participation in public tenders for five years plus payment of arrears in contributions and taxes. These penalties await companies that are illegally employing workers from outside the European Union.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

Ukraine closer to the abolition of visas to the EU (23 November 2010)
“UKRAINE AND THE EU will not create a free trade zone yet. During the end of the summit in Brussels yesterday, Viktor Yanukovych received a promise of easing the visa regime.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

It will still be easy to employ foreigners (9 November 2010)
“Companies that employ workers from outside the European Union, no longer have to fear that they will lose them after the New Year. The project of a regulation, which allows a simplified procedure for issuing work permits for Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusians, Moldovans and Georgians have already went to the social consultations, and as Minister of Labour Jolanta Fedak assured us, it will certainly come into power in January 2011. Currently, the existing law expires on 31 December 2010.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

The law protects a person working in two countries (3 November 2010)
“In a situation where the employment relationship is bound by the laws of different countries, the employee and employer are free to choose the law that they want to use.”
Read more at GazetaPrawna.pl >>

Nadwiślański Department of the Border Guard www.nadwislanski.strazgraniczna.pl

The method of “similarity” (3 December 2010)
“She was confusingly similar to a person in the photo on the passport, but the inspectors noticed the difference. At the Chopin airport, Border Guard officers thwarted an attempt by a citizen of Somalia to illegally cross the border. The foreigner tried to enter Poland on someone else’s passport.”
Read more at the Border Guard >>

Bydgoszcz railway stations under control (1 December 2010)
“Yesterday (11.30.2010 r.) officers of the Border Guard Outpost in Bydgoszcz, for protection of transport routes of international significance undertook prevention measures – patrols in the centre of Bydgoszcz and at railway stations.”
Read more at the Border Guard >>

Caught at the airport (November 19, 2010)
“Officers of the Special Intervention Group of the Border Guard Outpost in Warsaw – Okecie intervened against a passenger who made a row on board an aircraft. They also detained a citizen of Ghana, who attempted to illegally cross the border of Poland.”
Read more at the Border Guard >>

The Border Guard www.strazgraniczna.pl

17 citizens of China detained (9 December 2010)
“Officers of Nadwiślańska Border Guard Outpost in conjunction with the National Labour Inspectorate arrested 17 citizens of China yesterday as a result of a control of the legality of residence and employment of foreigners in Poland.”
Read more at the Border Guard >>

Detained for work without a permit (8 December 2010)
“On December 8 officers of the Border Guard Outpost in Klodzko (Sudety Border Guard Department), following a control of the legality of employment of foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Poland, detained 11 citizens of Ukraine, who were working illegally in Poland.”
Read more at the Border Guard >>

Immigrants in the pulpit hunting (30 November 2010)
“On November 29, officers from the Border Guard Outpost in Komotini (Bieszczady Border Guard Department) seized four illegal immigrants from Moldova half a kilometre from the Polish-Ukrainian border, who hid in the woods in a hunting pulpit.”
Read more at the Border Guard >>

5 foreigners illegally in the Republic of Poland (15 November 2010)
“On 12 and 13 November officers of the Silesian Border Guard Department detained five foreigners – a citizen of Tunisia and four Ukrainian citizens – who have broken the Polish law.”
Read more at the Border Guard >>

Foreigners detained in the Bieszczady Mountains (3 November 2010)
“On November 2, officers from the Border Guard Outpost in Kroscienko (Bieszczady Border Guard Department) detained 11 illegal immigrants – citizens of Russia of Chechen origin and 5 people who give them help when crossing the “green” border. “
Read more at the Border Guard >>

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