ZUS – ZAKŁAD UBEZPIECZEŃ SPOŁECZNYCH (The Social Insurance Institution)

The Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) was established in 1934 by means of an Ordinance of the President of the Republic of Poland of 24 October 1934 on the amendment of the Act of 28 March 1933 on social insurance. Pursuant to the Ordinance, five insurance institutions were merged (Social Insurance Chamber, Sickness Insurance Institution, Accident Insurance Institution, White-Collar Employees’ Insurance Institution, Blue-Collar Workers’ Insurance Institution).
The Social Insurance Institution is a state organisational unit with legal personality. Its tasks are defined in the Act of 13 October 1998 on the social insurance system. ZUS also fulfils various functions empowered by virtue of other laws.
The reforms of the social insurance and health care systems, implemented from 1 January 1999, and their structural nature, strengthened the position of the Social Insurance Institution as the main element in the administration of the Polish social security system.

DLA Piper

Poland is one of the largest countries of the European Union and represents a substantial market with approximately 40 million consumers. DLA Piper experienced team on the ground in Warsaw is able to help pursue business activities in Poland.

Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak heads the Warsaw Employment department and has more than 20 years of experience in advising on employment law and corporate law. She specialises in issues related to employment regulations, including social packages, group redundancies, transfers of undertakings to new employers, and collective disputes.
Agnieszka advises a broad range of corporates on domestic employment law issues as well as representing clients in contentious mandates – Chambers Europe, Employment 2020.
See Agnieszkas` CV.


The Polish Scientific Network of Labour Law and Social Security COOPERANTE was established in August 2017 and is affiliated with the Institute of Social Insurance and Social Policy (a unit of Department of Labour Law) at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź. COOPERANTE network follows a model of expanding worldwide scientific networks dealing with issues of labour law and social security.
The Network enables its members to reach out to researchers and strategic social partners through a dedicated website with information on current conferences, seminars, publications and ongoing research projects. In addition, COOPERANTE strives to deepen the cooperation of the Polish scientific community with social partners and foreign institutions.
In the “International corner” on its website, COOPERANTE presents the results of the research conducted by Polish scientists of international scope or reach.



Gide Warsaw was established in 1991 as one of the first international legal practices acting in Poland under the new regime. Since that time, we have grown to over 40 lawyers, including five partners. We are known for being involved in a large number of projects, including the most important privatisations and investment transactions on the Polish market.
Gide Warsaw’s specialisations include corporate law, labour law, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, banking & finance, energy, infrastructure projects, public law, real estate, litigation and arbitration, restructuring & insolvency, tax, IT/IP, as well as competition and distribution law.
In the rankings published by renowned Polish newspapers, such as Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Rzeczpospolita, Gide is always regarded as a leading law firm in the country. Similarly, our experts are listed as recommended lawyers in international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
Joanna Jasiewicz from GIDE Warsaw will take part in LLRN5Poland conference with presentation – Increasing the effectiveness of the EU law making process in the scope of social regulations (Monday, 28th, 15:50-17:20). Joanna is an advocate at Gide Warsaw, a member of the Employment Law Department. She focuses on labour law and social insurance, including European labour law. She gives opinions on the rules of employing employees in cases of company restructuring, preparing and negotiating managerial contracts, advising on group layoffs related to a reduction in employment or the termination of a company’s activities. She advises and represents clients before the labour courts in Poland in cases concerning individual and collective labour law. She is a qualified mediator of individual and collective labour law.


Hady Kancelaria Prawa Gospodarczego i Prawa Pracy is a law firm led by attorney-at-law Miłosz Hady, specializing in legal support, including pre-litigation and litigation, in the field of broadly defined employment relationships. Over fifteen years of practical experience, in particular over fifteen years of trial practice in solving difficult cases. Legal representation in several hundred court proceedings. INFOR.PL legal expert. Partner of the HR Directors Summit. Juror of the TOP HR Manager in Action Competition. Partner of the Polish Scientific Network of Labour Law and Social Security COOPERANTE at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź

Magdalena Januszewska

Legal Advisor Magdalena JanuszewskaKancelaria Radcy Prawnego Magdalena Januszewska is a law firm led by legal advisor Magdalena Januszewska, specializing in legal support in the field of:
– labour law,
– social insurance law,
– social security (social) law.
She assists entrepreneurs, private individuals and public entities.
The Law Firm cooperates with specialists in other fields of law as well as human resources (HR) management.
Magdalena Januszewska is Wolters Kluwer legal expert. She has authored several books and numerous articles in professional publications such as Rzeczpospolita, Rachunkowość, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Gazeta Samorządu i Administracji.
Magdalena Januszewska is a graduate of Law at the University of Łódź and of Management and Marketing at the same university. She also completed the International Business and Trade Law Program organized by the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and the Jagiellonian University. She is a partner of the Polish Scientific Network of Labour Law and Social Security COOPERANTE at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź.