As per amendment of the Labour Code (Dz.U. [Journal of Laws] from 2016, item 2255), passed on 16th of December 2016, published on 30th of December and made effective from 1st of January 2017, limits of employees causing the necessity of both wage and working regulations introduction was increased from 20 employees to 50. Employer may introduce these regulations if it hires less than 50 employees, however, it is obligatory for employers hiring between 20 and 50 employees in case trade union demands for introduction.
– an appeal against termination of a contract of employment with notice period should be filed with a labour court within 21 days (instead of 7) of the date of the notice of termination being served,
– a claim for reinstatement or for compensation shall be filed with a labour court within 21 days (instead of 14) of the date of the letter of termination of a contract of employment without notice being served, or from the date of expiry of a contract of employment,
– a claim to conclude a contract of employment shall be filed with a labour court within 21 days (instead of 14) of the date of a notice of refusal to employ being served.
Employer is no longer required to issue certificate of employment immediately following the termination or expiry of the employment relationship, if it intends to again hire the same employee in a 7 day period from the termination or expiry of previous contract. Employer will issue one certificate for the whole period, however, an employee may request this certificate in case application is filed in 7 day period from the termination or expiry of the previous contract in either paper or electronic form.