Obligatory occupational pension schemes are planned from 1st of January 2019 for the biggest companies (more than 250 employees). All Employers shall be obliged to introduce occupational pension schemes from mid-2020.
Commerce will be prohibited on Sundays in Poland. The draft currently awaits the President’s signature and publication.
Two new types of residence permits for internal movement within an enterprise and for purpose of permanent mobility within internal enterprise movement have been added. The new types of residence permits shall be introduced on 11th of February 2018 based on the Act of 24th of November 2017 amending the Foreigners Act (Dz. U. 2018, poz. 107).
As from 1st of January 2018 minimum remuneration for work shall be 2100 PLN gross and minimum rate for one hour of freelance work shall be no less than 13,70 PLN/h gross
The Supreme Court ruled on October 3rd, 2017 that the remuneration for freelance work performed for a parent company should be treated as remuneration resulting from contract of employment which had been concluded previously between freelancer and subsidiary company for tax and social security premium purposes
The Ministry of Development Labour and Social Affairs announced the launch of an online service where companies, blacklisted for failing to comply with the Wage Protection System, may apply to lift such status on satisfaction of certain conditions.
Court holds that the employer is not limited by a deadline in case of contract of employment’s termination with a notice period. Even if a date of occurrence matters, it is the date of the employer’s acknowledgement that is important, rather than the date of occurrence.
As of January 1st, 2018 there will be a new kind work permit for seasonal workers who are third country nationals. It is a result of amendment of the Act on promotion of employment and labour market institutions of April 20th, 2004 (Dz.U.2017.1065 as amended)
For the first time, the Supreme Court explicitly decided that compensation for bullying has a different purpose than civil law compensations. It also has both preventive and educational functions.
The Supreme Court decided that in situations when an employee is sick and he/she obtained a sick note from the respective doctor, this note however was not delivered to an employer and work was performed by the sick employee, it is a violation against the employing establishment and not against an employer itself and it may be a reason for termination of contract of employment without notice period.