In the case decided by the Polish Supreme Court the parties of an employment relationship concluded an agreement on termination of the employment contract. The parties decided that the employee would not be required to report for duty in the period between the conclusion of the agreement and the actual termination. The Court held that for the time when an employee is not required to report for duty, between conclusion of an agreement on termination of an employment contract and the actual termination, the employee shall be entitled to remuneration resulting from his or her personal remuneration grade setting out an hourly or monthly rate, and if this component of remuneration was not established when setting the remuneration conditions – 60 per cent of the employee’s remuneration
On 27th June 2018 the Act of 12th April 2018 on the Rules of Obtaining Information about the Criminal Records of People Applying for Employment and Persons Employed in the Finance Entities (Journal of Laws 2018 position 1130) came into force. The Act regulates the terms and conditions of obtaining criminal record checks for the candidates and persons employed in financial sector
Rules of monitoring at workplaces were introduced into the Polish Labour Code and came into force on 25th May 2018, as a result of EU General Data Protection Regulation. The new provisions concern the matters of video monitoring and e-mail monitoring.
The Supreme Court confirmed that the amount of compensation for un-justified termination of contract should not be higher than mentioned in article 471 of the Polish Labour Code. It means that the maximum compensation which might be awarded is up to 3 months of remuneration but in no case lower than the amount of payment in lieu of notice.
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.