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Dr hab. Krzysztof Rączka
ORCID: 0000-0002-0012-0200
PhD Dsc, Professor at the University of Warsaw, the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration (since 2008), a prominent expert in the area of labor law, Editor-in-chief of “Praca i Zabezpieczenie Społeczne” monthly magazine.
Since 1996 cooperates with “Praca i Zabezpieczenie Społeczne” monthly magazine, and since 2008 performs the function of the Editor-in-chief of that magazine.
Related with the University of Warsaw since 1976 when he
DOI: 10.33226/0032-6186.2020.12.5
JEL: K31

The article deals with the interpretation of Article 31 of the Labour Code regulating the issue of employer's representation in the scope of performing activities within the scope of labour law. The considerations relate to the meaning of the concept of activities within the scope of labour law, the concept of a person and a managing body, the manner of appointing another person to carry out the aforementioned activities, as well as the consequences of a subjective deficiency on the part of the employer in carrying out legal activities in the sphere of individual employment relationships.

Keywords: acts relating to labour law; the managing person or body; another destignated person; another person entrusted; representation of employer; defectiveness of legal acts

PhD Dsc, Professor at the University of Warsaw, the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration (since 2008), a prominent expert in the area of labor law, Editor-in-chief of “Praca i Zabezpieczenie Społeczne” monthly magazine.
Since 1996 cooperates with “Praca i Zabezpieczenie Społeczne” monthly magazine, and since 2008 performs the function of the Editor-in-chief of that magazine.
Related with the University of Warsaw since 1976 when he became an assistant in the Chair of Labor Law and Social Policy. In 1983 defended his doctoral dissertation, then awarded by the Minister of Labor, Pay and Social Affairs; in 1995 received his post-doctoral degree and in 1997 received the job of Professor at the University of Warsaw.
Areas of Professor Rączka’s particular scholar interests include problems of the law of working relationship, law of collective disputes and negotiation. Author or co-author of around one hundred publications, including monographs, manuals for labor law, studies, commentaries, including an immensely popular Komentarz do Kodeksu Pracy (Commentary to the Labor Code), articles and opinions. Received, among other things, an Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for achievements in his educational work. Member of the Polish delegation to sessions of the International Labour Organization (1991-95), working in the Committee for Compliance with Conventions and Recommendations ILO. Participated in the works of the Commission for Reforming the Labor Law (1993-98). In the years 1992-1994 member, and in the years 1993-1994 the President of the Supreme Council for Employment at the Minister of Labor and Social Policy. Also, author of many expert opinions for the Sejm and the Senate of the Republic of Poland, the Council of Ministers, and the Minister of Labor and Social Policy.