At our law firm, he is responsible for servicing key clients (corporations) in the field of labour law. He is our main expert in complex projects concerning working time (e.g. overtime settlements), internal regulations (work, remuneration, bonuses), OSH, collective redundancies, civil law employment, company social benefit funds. Wojciech Bigaj is also an experienced expert in litigation. He has already conducted more than 1,000 court proceedings in his career.
He is a lecturer in the postgraduate labour law studies programme run by the Department of Labour Law and Social Policy of the Jagiellonian University.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, and completed a postgraduate studies programme in Occupational Health and Safety Management at the Krakow University of Technology. He completed his bar training with the Cracow Bar Association with honours.
He is the author of numerous academic studies and articles on labour law. His latest publications include: „The Anti-Crisis Shield 1.0 – 3.0. Special Solutions in Labour Law, Civil Service Law and Social Security Law. A Commentary” (Wolters Kluwer, 2020), and “Employment Documents. Templates and Commentaries” (Wolters Kluwer, 2014).
He conducts legal projects in Polish and English.
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He has extensive experience in procedural labour law, representing employers in a number of disputes before the labour courts (he has assisted in over 1 000 cases).
He is responsible for providing legal services related to labour law companies such as TESCO Polska, TESCO Dystrybucja, companies in the IKEA Polska Group (including IKEA Retail, IKEA Purchasing, IKEA Distribution Services, IKEA BSC), UNILEVER Polska, Upfield Manufacturing, companies in the DHL Polska group (DHL Supply Chain, DHL Parcel, DHL Express), and members of the Siemens Polska Group (Siemens, Siemens Energy), PKP Energetyka, Diagnostyka, Medicover, BP, FedEx, STOCK Polska.
During his career, he provided daily legal services for the largest employers in Poland, in particular:
- PGE GiEK S.A. collective disputes, work time, precedential court proceedings related to work time,
- PGNiG – participation in the project to unify employee retirement schemes and employee capital plans at the PGNiG Group (approx. 20 companies),
- PP Porty Lotnicze – proceedings related to remuneration principles, initiated by the trade unions operating at the company,
- McDonald’s – developing the concept of employing staff to provide services during the European Football Championship – EURO 2012, organised in Poland and in Ukraine.