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Remote work in EU Countries – new position of Polish Social Insurance Institution

In the recent months, employers and employees have faced difficulties in obtaining the A1 certificate when applying for remote work outside of Poland. The position of the Polish Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) was ambiguous, and the practice of individual departments varied significantly. This was due to the lack of regulations that would allow for the

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29 September 2023

Social security and remote work from abroad

On 1st of July 2023 the Polish Social Insurance Institution joined the Framework Agreement on the application of Article 16(1) of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 in cases of ordinary cross-border telework. The main change from the perspective of the practice of labour law in Poland is the possibility to determine the legislation applicable to the

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8 August 2023

Changes in the legalisation of residence and work of foreigners in Poland

We present the key issues concerning modifications in the employment of foreigners and the extension of the legal stay of Ukrainian citizens in Poland. The amendment of the Acts and the planned changes aim to adapt the Polish system to the standards in force in the European Union. Please note that some of these changes

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23 June 2023

Amendments to the Polish Labour Code

As of 26 April, 2023, the provisions of the Act of 9 March 2023 amending the Labour Code Act and certain other acts come into force, implementing two important EU directives: on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union; on work-life balance for parents and caregivers as well as repealing EU Council Directive

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24 April 2023

Additional two days off for blood donors

We would like to inform you that two days off for blood donors are being permanently introduced into the legal system. This change in the Public Blood Service Act will certainly please donors. According to the new wording of Article 9(1)(1), merited honorary blood donors of both sexes are entitled to time off from work

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17 April 2023

New regulations on remote working in Poland

In the Act of 1 December 2022 amending the Labour Code Act and certain other acts (Journal of Laws 2023, item 240), the legislator decided to supplement the Labour Code with regulations on remote working. These provisions enter into force on 7 April 2023. Hereafter we outline the most important remote working regulations that will

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27 March 2023

Changes to employee sobriety tests

We present the most important legal changes regarding employee sobriety checks. Possibility to introduce employee sobriety checks An employer may introduce sobriety checks for employees if it is necessary to ensure: the protection of the life and health of employees or other persons, the protection of property. Sobriety testing An employee sobriety test determines the

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13 March 2023

Remote working in the basic model vs. occasional remote working

As of 7 April 2023, an amendment to the Labor Code on occasional remote work comes into force, repealing the existing provisions on telework. Remote working in the basic model vs. occasional working Due to the lack of clarification of these issues in the new regulations, employers will have to decide how to apply occasional

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2 March 2023

Changes in labour law at EU level

Changes in labour law EU legislators are constantly working on bringing the working and pay conditions in the Member States in compliance with each other as much as possible. A directive on gender balance on company boards was published in December 2022. In addition, further work is underway on a proposal to close the gender

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1 February 2023

Changes in Polish labour law 2023

  Minimum wage The minimum wage will increase twice in 2023. From 1 January 2023, the minimum wage will be PLN 3,490 gross, followed by a second increase to PLN 3,600 gross at the beginning of July. The minimum hourly rate will increase accordingly, from 1 January it will be PLN 22.80 gross and from

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12 January 2023

Upcoming changes in labour law

Remote work and sobriety control The government’s bill to amend the Act – Labor Code and certain other acts concerning remote working and sobriety control is already in the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament – the Sejm. The draft predicts the complete removal of regulations on telework and its’ replacement by new regulations on

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28 November 2022

Easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit and new rules on the Card of Pole

Easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit As of 9 July 2022, a regulation is in force that introduces an easier procedure for Belarusian citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit. It aims to help Belarusian citizens affected by various types of repression in their country. New type of temporary residence

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14 September 2022

Employment of Ukrainian citizens in Poland

In the logstep of the war in Ukraine, special provisions have been introduced to facilitate legal residence and work in Poland for the citizens of that country. Below, we present you with a summary of the most important information regarding the employment of Ukrainian citizens. Legal employment 1. A citizen of Ukraine may legally work

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30 May 2022

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