One in four employees works more than five days a week on average. Meanwhile, one in three companies does not pay for overtime properly.
According to Andrzej Radzikowski, Deputy Chairman of OPZZ, employers transfer the risk related to economic activity to employees. – They prolong working time rather than employ more people and sadly, as indicated by inspection figures, often do not pay for overtime appropriately – he said.
Employers’ assessment of the issue is different. – The results cannot be treated as statistical data, because controls are often carried out after complaints are filed. Therefore, companies which abuse regulations are controlled more often than others – indicates Monika Gładoch, attorney at law, expert of Employers of Poland.
She agrees that the problems result largely from doubts regarding the interpretation of the law. – Regulations are unclear, particularly those pertaining to overtime payments in systems other than the basic one – he adds.