19-20 November witnessed the third iteration of the conference Work 4.0 "People - Technology - Law. Ideas and solutions". The debate covered the dynamic changes affecting the modern labour market and the ways of preparing for them, and also preparation and education of workers for shifting realities and economic conditions. The specific topics raised included the need of a new assessment of state-run Labour Offices and the need for greater flexibility in the laws governing employment. 

The first day of the conference included 16 presentations divided into four thematic blocs. Some of the subjects:

  • Solutions facilitating talent search in the ever-more demanding job market, instruments for attracting and retaining the best employees;
  • Changes of Polish employment laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation, hiring of foreigners, maintaining documentation and historical records, and employee equity plans;
  • Making the workplace a more likeable place, improving skillsets in line with the expectations of the candidates themselves and with the actual needs of the organisation, organisational culture, and new technologies (which have permeated well-nigh all areas associated with human resource management).

The second day of the conference was set aside for workshops. One of them, “GDPR in the context of hiring”, was led by a team of GESSEL lawyers composed of Dorota Bryndal, partner, Adam Kraszewski, managing associate and Marcin Maciejak, associate, who covered issues such as:

  • Information duties;
  • Monitoring at the workplace;
  • Forwarding of employee data to outside entities;
  • Challenges for 2019 – digitisation of employee files.

Please click here for pictures from the event and for the presentations.