Working time

Standard working time, night work, overtime, rest periods, young workers.

Poland :: Young workers

Young persons must undergo a medical examination before they can be required to work and the employer must undertake a risk assessment, providing details to the legal representative of the employee …

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Poland :: Working hours

Normal working time may not exceed 8 hours per day and 40 hours a week in a 5-day working week, as averaged over a period of up to 4 months …

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Poland :: Sunday working

Sundays are considered public holidays and, therefore, working time is more strictly regulated on these days …

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Poland :: Rest periods

Employees must be given at least a 15-minute break every six hours; this is included in their working time …

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Poland :: Overtime

Overtime is limited to emergencies and as a response to the specific needs of the employer …

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Poland :: On-call and standby

The Polish Labour Code (Article 151 …

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Poland :: Night work

Night work occurs between 9pm to 7am and a night worker is any employee whose working time includes at least three hours during this period …

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Poland :: Commercial drivers

Under the Act on drivers’ working time a driver working at night is restricted to working a maximum of 10 hours in any period of 24 hours …

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Poland :: Economic stoppage

On November 21st 2013, the Act on special solutions for the protection of jobs came into force in Poland, replacing the anti-crisis law of July 1st 2009 …

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