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Programme « European Labour Mobility Congress – LMI




Theatre Hall

      • 9:00 – 10:00Participant registration
      • 10:00 – 10:15Welcome and Congress’ opening ceremony
      • 10:15 – 10:45Opening lecture

        Marek Benio, Ph.D.
        Chairman of the IV ELMC Organizing Committee

      • 10:45 – 12:15Discussion with experts, employers, trade unions and non-governmental organizations representatives

        Ewa Podgórska-Rakiel, Ph.D.
        Expert of the Legal Department of the National Commission of NSZZ Solidarność

        Magdalena Bernaciak,Ph.D.
        Senior Researcher in European Trade Union Institute

        Stefan Schwarz
        President of the Labour Mobility Initiative Association

        Legal adviser Robert Lisicki
        Expert of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan

      • 12:15 – 12:45Coffee break
      • 12:45 – 14:00Academic debate

        prof. Catherine Barnard
        University of Cambridge

        Frederic de Wispelaere
        HIVA KU Leuven

        prof. Mijke Houwerzijl
        University of Tilburg

        prof. Leszek Mitrus
        Jagiellonian University

      • 14:00 – 15:00Lunch
      • 15:00 – 15:20Polish government’s representative speech

        Stanisław Szwed
        Secretary of State at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy

      • 15:20-15:40Speech of European Commission’s representative

        Marianne Thyssen
        European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

      • 15:40 – 17:15Political debate

        Martina Dlabajová
        Member of the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
        Danuta Jazłowiecka
        Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
        Gilles Savary
        Member of the French National Assembly
        Ryszard Czarnecki
        Vice-president of the European Parliament

      • 17:15 – 17:45Questions & open discussion

Historical Rooms of the Krakow Town Hall

        • 20:00 – 22:30Banquet at the invitation of the Mayor of Kraków, prof. Jacek Majchrowski (Confirmation of participation via e-mail is required).


Chamber Hall

            • 9:00 – 10:00Morning coffee talks
            • 10:00 – 10:30Małgorzata Handzlik, Stefan Schwarz

              “Dumping , Exploitation, Unfair competition. Why in politics perceptions are more important than the facts? Does the stronger party always win? How does the Initiative change  the reality?”

            • 10:30 – 12:15Anna Siwiecka, National Social Insurance Institution’s Representative

              “Practical workshops for employers regarding the determination of the applicable legislation  in the field of social security and the A1 forms application procedure”

            • 12:15 – 13:00Beata Krajewska, Piotr Wąż

              “The principle of more favourable treatment in comparison with provisions contained in the Rome I Regulation and the Posting of Workers Directive. Removing conflicts of law to the right to days off during bank holidays. Determination of amounts and types of overtime bonuses.
              Choice of applicable labour law and protection of posted workers’ rights. Cross-border execution of penalties and fines after transposition of the Enforcement Directive”

            • 13:00 – 14:00Lunch
            • 14:00 – 14:45Barbara Kolimeczkow (PwC), Tomasz Kret (PwC)

              “Taxation of benefits received by posted workers in the light of practice of tax authorities and administrative courts’ judgments”

            • 15:00 – 15:45Advocaat Brecht Cops

              “Agency work in Belgium by foreign entrepreneurs and social inspections.”

            • 16:00 – 16:45Rechtsanwalt Steffen Pasler

              “Current trends in the legal field of the posting of workers in Germany. The New Act on Temporary Workers (AÜG) and ineffectiveness of declaration of general application of collective agreement on social security and social fund”

            • 17:00 – 17:45Legal counsel Daniel Górecki

              “The notion of the normal (substantial) activity in a sending State for the purposes of determining applicable legislation in the scope of posted workers’ social security. Legal bases and practice of the Polish courts”

Seminar Room 1 (3th floor)
Workshops in Polish, No translation

            • 15:00 – 15:45Rechtsanwalt Piotr Kozłowski

              “German legal and tax aspects of the posting of workers from Poland to Germany. Duty of notification and tax obligation of the posting employer, German labour law”

            • 16:00 – 16:45Avocat Hania Stypułkowska-Goutierre

              “Posting of workers to France, inter alia in the construction industry: what are legal and formal requirements in the light of the new rules? Practical advices”

            • 17:00 – 17:45Avocat Lidia Mailliet-Wozniak

              “Toughening of the regulations for the companies posting workers to France: growth in controlling activities and an attempt to find an answer”

Seminar Room 2 (3th floor)
Workshops in Polish, No translation

        • 15:00 – 15:45Attorney Joanna Jasiewicz

          “The status of highly mobile workers in international transport and the issue of posting of workers in EU”

        • 16:00 – 16:45Legal adviser Paulina Pakuła-Gawarecka

          “Posting of workers in the framework of capital group registered in two or more Member States”

        • 17:00 – 17:45Legal adviser Przemysław Stobiński

          “Documentation related to cross-boarder provision of services in the light of new national provisions transposing Enforcement Directive 2014/67/UE”