Hire employees in Poland. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Poland, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. Deel lets you hire employees in Poland quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Poland built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Poland within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Health Insurance
- Worker Compensation Insurance
- Disability Insurance
Currency: Polish Złoty (PLN)
Official language: Polish
Payroll Cycle: Monthly
Paid Time Off
In Poland paid time off is calculated per calendar year, and according to seniority, period started and education:
- Employees that worked less than 10 years - 20 days.
- Employees that worked more than 10 years - 26 days.
- Employees that have an education such as Degree or Master and worked more than 2 years - 26 days.
Days off are counted from bottom to top, which means that the employee is entitled to 1.66 vacation days after working each month.
- New Year’s day - 1st January
- Epiphany - 6th January
- Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday
- Labor Day - 1st May
- Constitution Day - 3rd May
- Whit Sunday - 23rd May
- Corpus Christi - 3rd June
- Assumption Day - 15th August
- All Saints' Day - 1st November
- Independence Day - 11th November
- Christmas Day - 25th December
- 2nd Christmas Day - 26th December
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges from 17% to 32%.
- 17% up to PLN 85,528.00
- 32% over PLN 85,528.00
Approximately, 16-20% of employee salary
Employment Contract Details
Employment contracts must be in writing.
The maximum probation period is 3 months.
Minimum Wage Requirements
The Minimum Wage is PLN 2,800 per month.
Maximum working hours and overtime
The maximum working time is 8 hours per day, and and average of 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday.
Bonus and expense payments
In Poland, bonuses may be granted to an employee. These bonuses are not mandatory. Terms and conditions are determined by the parties and must be included in the employment agreement to be enforced.
Parents are entitled to a maternity and paternity benefit paid by the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS). Generally, no salary is granted while employees are using childcare leave.
- Maternity Leave: employees are entitled to a minimum of 20 weeks of maternity leave and can reach to 33 weeks depending if there were multiple births. Employees are only allow to take up to 6 weeks before childbirth.
- Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 2 weeks of paternity leave until the child turns 2 years old.
The 33 weeks of maternity leave can be used by both parents and can be divided into no more than 4 periods.
Employees are entitled to sick leave provided they present a medical certificate before 1 week has passed since absence. Up to 33 days of sick leave per calendar year, the employer must pay 80% of the salary. From day 34, sickness benefit paid by the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS).
Termination requirements for employees
Contracts may be terminated by either party provided they provide written notice. For employers is required to present reasonable cause with concrete solid grounds.
In general, an employee is not entitled to severance pay unless the parties agree otherwise.
In Poland, the notice period is based on the length of the labor relationship:
- Up to 6 months of employment - 2 weeks’ notice
- 6 months - 3 years of employment - 1 month’s notice
- Over 3 years of employment - 3 months’ notice
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