Hiring employees in Poland

Resource Type: Country Guides | Published Date: 1 February 2021

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Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in Poland so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the fundamentals you need to be on top of, including the Labour Code which is the key legislative act governing employment relationships in Poland. 

For example, employers who employ foreign nationals without the necessary work permits commit a criminal offence under Polish legislation and are subject to a monetary fine.

This guidance will enable you to navigate Poland’s legislative landscape, providing you with the key framework needed to operate compliantly and avoid claims via the collective labour agreements.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in Poland are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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