The government passed a daft of changes broadening the competences of National Labour Inspectorate with regards to temporary retirement. This is an unfavourable solution.
The problem is that the Inspectorate is a control – and not lawmaking – institution. Granting inspectors additional competences interferes with employers activities to an excessive degree – all the more so, considering that these changes are provisional, consisting solely in strengthening the Inspectorate’s administrative and penal competences. They will not solve structural problems related to temporary retirements and may also cause an increase in labour costs - which is why we assess it negatively. Employers of Poland hope that members of the parliament are aware of the shortcomings of the draft and will not cave in to pre-election pressure.