More news about: Labour Law in Poland

New amount of subsidy for employee meals

From September 1, 2023, an amendment to § 2 para. 1 point 11 of the regulation of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy of December 18, 1998, has come into effect, which sets out detailed rules for determining the basis for calculating contributions to pension and disability insurance. The current regulation is as follows:

Learn more

2 November 2023

Overtime compensation for part-time employees

On October 19, 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in Case C-660/20, Lufthansa CityLine, that an employer cannot compensate part-time employees for overtime to the same extend as full-time employees. Currently, part-time employees in general receive overtime pay only after working eight hours. The CJEU’s ruling obliges employers to pay overtime

Learn more

27 October 2023

Day off for a holiday falling on a Saturday in 2023

In general, holidays are non-working days. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the employer is not obliged to ‘compensate’ employees with a day off. However, if a holiday falls on a Saturday, a day off from work has to be granted to employees within the current settlement period. Currently, there are 13 public holidays

Learn more

23 October 2023

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

Learn more

29 September 2023

Amendment to the Minimum Wage Act

We would like to draw your attention to a significant amendment to the Act of October 10, 2002, concerning the minimum wage, which was introduced under the Act of July 28, 2023, amending the Act on bridging pensions and certain other laws (Journal of Laws item 1667). Under this act, starting from 2024, the additional

Learn more

11 September 2023

Increase of protection for employees under special protection

As of September 22, 2023, changes will come into effect that concern the enhancement of protection for employees under special protection. The following individuals will gain greater protection from dismissal with notice or immediate termination: pregnant women, parents on maternity, parental, paternal, or caregiving leaves, pre-retirement age employees, trade union representatives, members of employee councils,

Learn more

6 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

Learn more

8 August 2023

Lifting of the state of epidemic emergency in Poland

The government plans to revoke the state of epidemic emergency on 30 June 2023. The revocation of the state of epidemic emergency will result in the abolition of special solutions related to this state on the territory of the Republic of Poland. Below, we present the provisions that have been amended, inter alia, by the

Learn more

12 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

Learn more

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

Learn more

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

Learn more

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

Learn more

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

Learn more

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

Learn more

1 February 2023

Get in touch