2016 Amendments to the Polish Labour Code

    View Author February 2016
    The new law amending the Labour Code and other Polish employment legislation comes into force on 22 February.

    Main Objective of the New Regulations:

    • Curb the over-use of fixed-term contracts by employers.
    • Clarify the types of employment contracts available to employers.
    • Introduce uniformity, particularly with regard to the notice periods for indefinite (permanent) and fixed-term contracts.
    • Allow employers to release employees from their duty to perform work during the notice period.