A session of the team for assessment of the impact of regulations on flexible working time on economic growth and competitiveness of Polish enterprises was held on 24th March in the Ministry of Economy. It was attended by experts of the Employers of Poland.
The team's task is to examine the need for legislative changes in relation to the amendment to the Labour Code of 12th July 2013 concerning flexible working time and to prepare a recommendation in this regard. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Janusz Piechociński and Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Radosław Mleczko participated in the session. The members of this committee are representatives of employers' organizations, trade unions, State Labour Inspectorate and scientists. The Employers of Poland were represented by an attorney Monika Gładoch – Advisor for Labour Law to the President of the Employers of Poland.
The team is currently working on draft questionnaires - for employers and employees – on introducing flexible working time solutions. They will be used in a qualitative study carried out at the end of 2014.
The latest data of the State Labour Inspectorate on the number of concluded agreements to extend the settlement period was presented during the meeting of the team. Data shows that since the amendment entered into force 693 such agreements have been concluded, of which 573 - with representatives of employees. Settlement periods have been most commonly extended to 12 months in large companies (ranging in size from 50 to 250 employees) in the manufacturing sector.