Labour law reform in Poland: changes on the horizon for employers of seasonal and short-term staff

January 7, 2017

A draft act with significant implications for employers of short term and seasonal workers in Poland has been adopted by the Polish Parliament (“the Act”).  The Act:

How does this affect businesses in Poland who employ non-Polish workers?

The Act includes the following proposals:

How does this affect employers in Poland who engage workers from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine?


Further information (if needed)

For further information or to discuss any of the issues raised, please contact Roch Pałubicki ( on +48 61 856 0414.


Seasonal Workers Directive: Directive 2014/36/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe of 26 February 2014 on the conditions of entry and stay of third-country nationals (individuals from a country that is not a member of the Union)

The link below (Polish language only) allows you to track the legislative process of the Act:


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