News - Poland

Poland - May 2013

Proposal to adopt a new "anti-crisis" law

The Minister of Labour and Social Policy has presented to the Council of Ministers a bill aimed at protecting jobs.

According to the draft law, employers who face a prescribed drop in the sales of goods or services will be able to introduce an economic work stoppage or apply reduced working time with respect to all or some employees.

Employers will be able to introduce such work organisational changes into collective bargaining agreements, or in agreement with trade unions or employee representatives, without the necessity to make any formal changes in the terms of employment of individual employees. The support guaranteed under this law will include a partial coverage from public means of the employees' remuneration during an economic work stoppage and a partial compensation of the remuneration affected by the working time reduction.

For further information or to discuss any of the issues raised, please contact Jaroslaw Bieronski, on +48 22 608 70 52 or mobile phone: +48 602 105 255 at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak -


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