Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Poland as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Poland: Average wages up 7.7% y/y in Q3 2019

Over the year to October 2019, average gross pay in Poland increased by 5 …

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Poland: Minimum monthly wage to be increased

From next year onwards, the minimum monthly wage in Poland will rise by 15 …

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Poland: US visa free travel for Polish citizens

Polish citizens traveling on passports with embedded computer chips, and who have successfully obtained an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) will now be able to visit the United States without a visa and stay for up to 90 days …

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Poland: Valid grounds for establishing the existence of discrimination

It is now open to employees to claim that factors relating to the nature of their employment other than those actually listed in the Labour Code (Article 18(3a) § 1) are valid grounds for establishing the existence of discrimination …

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Poland: Income tax rate

From October 1st 2019 the lowest income tax rate has reduced for incomes up to 85,528 PLN (US$21,962) from 18% to 17% …

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Poland: Emails fraud

The Social Insurance Institution ZUS has warned employers to be very careful about emails that appear to originate from them, as many are fraudulent …

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Poland: Data protection authority issues €645,000 fine to online retailer

The Polish Personal Data Protection Office (UODO) has fined an online retailer PLN 2 …

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Poland: Watch your step with diversity

Employers across Poland should factor in a prevailing anti-LGBT mood and ultra conservative pro-family and church political movement …

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Poland: Trade union rights

Workers in Poland who are employed under task-based civil law contracts are now entitled to various trade union rights …

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Poland: Employees’ Capital Pension Schemes

New ‘Employees’ Capital Pension Schemes’ (PPK) must be introduced by employers over the next year …

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Poland: A million PLN fine for GDPR

A Sweden-based company has recently been fined PLN 1 million (EUR220,000/US$249,000) by the Polish Data Protection Authority (UODO) …

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Poland: Electronic medical sick leave certificates obligatory from December

Recent legislation requiring doctors to issue medical certificates solely in electronic format has been postponed until the 30th of November 2018 …

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Poland: Employees may now request up to 30 days of care leave if they are parents of disabled children

Under an amendment to the Act on Vocational and Social Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled People employees may now request up to 30 days of care leave, combining flexible work arrangements, as well as telework, if they are parents of disabled children …

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Poland: National minimum monthly wage is set to increase in 2019

The national minimum monthly wage is set to increase on the 1st of January 2019 from 2100 PLN (US$572) to 2250 PLN (US$614) …

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Poland: Labour Code amended

The Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) which implements the GDPR and came into effect in May 2018 and came along with some associated changes to the Labour Code …

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