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In Poland there is neither an internet portal nor an institution for employers responsible for monitoring the legislation process of regulations that determine the rules for business activity. At present employers  learn about changes in the law mainly from mass media or simply through the grapevine, usually with delay.



Employers also want changes in fixed-term contracts


Employers of Poland together with other representative employers’ organizations have elaborated suggestions for changes in fixed-term contracts.


Employers suggest the following changes in Labour code:


  1. introducing a maximum 48-month duration of a fixed-term contract, together with a catalogue of exceptions regarding i.e.: contracts related to the realization of a project or the duration of a term;
  2. prolonging the maximum duration of trial contracts to 6 month;
  3. introducing the possibility of terminating fixed-term contracts for specified work with a two-week notice period;
  4. introducing varied termination notice periods to fixed-term contracts depending on the duration of employment;
  5. shortening termination notice periods for unspecified-term employment contracts;
  6. removing the employers’ obligation to justify the termination of unspecified-term employment contracts for companies with less than 50 employees.


In the employers’ opinion, termination notice periods for fixed-term contracts should be similar to termination notice periods for unspecified-term contracts. For this reason, they suggest the following periods:

  • 2 weeks – if employment lasted for less than 12 months;
  • 1 month – if employment lasted for 12 months or longer;
  • 2 months – if employment lasted at least 36 months.


In order to secure more stable employment and restrict the scale of the use of fixed-term contracts, changes in unspecified-term employment contracts, encouraging employers to use this employment for more frequently, are also necessary. Thus, employers suggest introducing the same changes in termination notice periods for unspecified-term contracts.


Other propositions include:

  • mitigating the obligation to justify the termination of unspecified-term contracts (art. 30, § 4 of the Labour code);
  • modifying the rules of consulting the intent to terminate unspecified-term contracts by introducing posterior review (art. 38 i 52 of the Labour code.);
  • removing or shortening the 4-year pre-retirement protection period (art. 39 of the Labour code);
  • restricting the catalogue of groups with additional work relationship protection.


A document with the recommendations of employers’ organizations (Employers of Poland, Lewiatan Confederation, Business Centre Club and Polish Craft Association) was presented to the Chairman of the working team for labour law and collective bargaining of the Tripartite Commission for Socio-Economic Affairs, Undersecretary of  State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy Radosław Mleczko.