Poland expands family leave entitlements [updated]

The Polish Government introduced a bill that expands parental leave entitlements and introduces a right to flexible work arrangements for parents of young children and carers, as well as
carers leave and emergency leave for all employees.

The amendments aim to align Poland with the European Union Directive No. 2019/1158 on work-life balance for parents and carers.

The Bill is in the initial legislative stages and still needs to be passed by both houses of the Polish parliament and signed by the President before it becomes law. The exact implementation date is not yet known.


Poland changing the occupational pension landscape [Update]

Update: As of 1 January 2021, all companies based in Poland and employing less than 20 employees are required to implement Employee Capital Plans (PPKs) by 23 April 2021. Employers who fail to comply with the obligation to establish PPKs […]


Poland to sharply increase minimum wage

The Polish government will raise the national minimum wage by 15% in 2020 and again in 2021, followed by a 10% increase for each of the following years until 2024. Background According to the Central Statistical Office of Poland, over […]

Poland declares 12 November a nonworking holiday

With little notice, the Polish parliament passed a law declaring 12 November 2018, a nonworking holiday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish independence. The exceptional holiday will only apply in 2018 and will not be commemorated with a nonworking holiday […]