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Implementing the Work-Life Balance Directive in Poland

Flag on January 3rd, 2022

A new draft act implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and carers and Directive (EU) 2019/1152 of 20 June 2019 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union has been published on the Government Legislation Centre’s website. The […]

Polish Anti-Crisis Shield

Flag on January 4th, 2020

The Polish Anti-Crisis Shield was adopted on 31 March – below is a summary of the changes that may affect running a business. Download PDF Further information For further information or to discuss any of the issues raised, please contact Agnieszka Fedor on +48 22 608 7150 at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak – www.skslegal.pl.  

Poland: Random breathalyser tests on employees prohibited

Flag on January 8th, 2019

On 27th June 2019, the Polish Personal Data Protection Office announced that employers were prohibited to perform random breathalyser tests on their employees. Instead, the tests need to be carried out by a professional in order to ensure reliable results. In line with the recent Supreme Court ruling, this announcement acts as a final confirmation […]

Poland: Upcoming amendments to Polish Labour Code

Flag on January 8th, 2019

Important amendments to the Polish Labour Code are being made on 7th September 2019 that will affect both employers and employees. Discrimination in employment The definition of discrimination in employment within the Polish Labour Code is being changed, opening the catalogue of prerequisites for discrimination. It will be easier for employees to seek compensation for […]

Poland: Tax relief on employees under the age of 26 as of 1 August 2019

Flag on January 8th, 2019

As of the 1st August 2019, employees (Polish citizens and foreign nationals) under the age of 26 are no longer obliged to pay income tax, a decrease from a rate of 18%, provided the employee in question is employed on the basis of an employment contract (fixed or part time) or ‘contract of mandate’- this […]

Poland: Automatic enrolment for retirement plans – employee capital plans came into force on 1 January 2019

Flag on January 3rd, 2019

The Employee Capital Plan (PPK), a long-term savings programme to give employees additional security in retirement, generally involves new obligations for employers. The programme, which came into force on 1 January 2019, will also incur additional costs that should be taken into consideration when planning budgets. PPK was stablished in cooperation between the Polish government, […]

Poland: New rights to unionise for non-employees

Flag on January 2nd, 2019

As of 1 January 2019, a major amendment to the Polish Unions Act allows those working under non-employment arrangements such as civil law contracts or under self-employment are to unionise. The new regulations apply to those who provide work outside of the standard employment relationship. This is provided that they do not employ others to […]

New temporary residence permits for intra-corporate transfers

Flag on January 11th, 2017

The Polish parliament is considering draft legislation: Introducing  a new temporary residence permit for intra-corporate transfers involving the employment of third-country nationals (individuals from a country that is not a member of the Union); Providing for an intra-EU mobility scheme which allows the holders of a valid intra-corporate transferee permit issued by an EU Member State […]