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Opinion of the President of the Employers of Poland on the schedule of the imposition of premiums on civil contracts


I am negatively surprised at the pace and the way of work on the imposition of social security premiums on civil law contracts.


A few weeks ago, Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister, announcing a reduction in the scale of civil law contracts, did not submit a proposal of the changes schedule. He only referred to the project that is currently under way as the subject of the Council of Ministers’ work, and assumes the imposition of social security premiums matching the level of minimum wage.


The issue of imposing social security premiums on civil law contracts should be supported by in-depth analysis concerning the impact of the proposed changes on the labour market. In addition, the government should consider the employers’ warnings about the negative effects of such a move. I mean, a rise in unemployment, especially among young people, and the expansion of the hidden economy.


The imposition of social security premiums on civil law contracts will increase labour costs, and this, in turn, will reduce the investment attractiveness of Poland. As a result, it will be necessary to seek further sources of contributing towards the Fund. Both employers and entrepreneurs may also lose out here. So it is a vicious circle; nevertheless those in power are probably not even aware of it.