Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Poland :: Public holiday practices

Poland is a deeply devout Roman Catholic country and this conditions attitudes towards working on Sundays and certain Christian festivals …

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Poland :: Public holidays 2020

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday) January 6 Epiphany (Monday) April 12 Easter (Sunday) April 13 Easter Monday  May 1 State Holiday (Friday) May 3 Constitution Day (Sunday) May 31 Pentecost/Whit Sunday June 11 Corpus Christi Day (Thursday) August 15 Assumption Day (Saturday) November 1 All Saints’ Day (Sunday) November 11   Independence Day (Wednesday) December 25 Christmas Day (Friday) December 26 Second Day of Christmas (Saturday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Poland :: Public holidays 2021

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Friday) January 6 Epiphany (Wednesday) April 4 Easter Sunday April 5 Easter Monday  May 1 State Holiday (Saturday) May 3 Constitution Day (Monday) May 23 Pentecost / Whit Sunday June 3 Corpus Christi Day (Thursday) August 15 Assumption Day (Sunday) November 1 All Saints’ Day (Monday) November 11   Independence Day (Thursday) December 25 Christmas Day (Saturday) December 26 Second Day of Christmas (Sunday) Kindly note that the dates for 2021 in our tables must still be regarded as provisional as they may be modified by local official bodies …

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Poland :: Sickness absence

Employees must notify their employer of absence due to sickness as soon as possible, and by no later than the second day of absence …

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Poland :: Other leave

The following additional paid leave may be taken: marriage (two days), paternity leave (two weeks up to 121 months since birth), death of a spouse, child, mother or father (two days), death of another close relative (one day) and marriage of a child (one day) …

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Poland :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

Maternity leave Women are entitled to 20 weeks’ ordinary maternity leave for a single birth rising to between 31 and 37 weeks in the case of multiple births, depending on the number of children born …

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Poland :: Annual leave

Statutory annual holiday entitlement is 20 working days for full-time employees with less than 10 years of service and 26 days for those with 10 or more years of service [Article 154 Labour Code] …

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