Polish Złoty (PLN)
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.
Poland also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Poland quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
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- Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund
- Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
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Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax ranges from 17% to 32%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive tax rates.
- Annual gross salary from 0 to PLN85.528 - 17%
- Annual gross salary over PLN 85.528 - 32%
Employees younger than the age of 26, who earn less than PLN 85,528, are exempt from paying income tax.
The employer cost is generally estimated at 19.48% of the employee salary.
- Pre-employment medical fee - PLN 200
- Pension - 9.76%
- Disability - 6.50%
- Accident - 0.67%
- Labor Fund - 2.45%
- Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund - 0.10%
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours are 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.
Overtime payment is mandatory. Hours outside of standard work hours are considered overtime. Employees can work a maximum of 5 hours of overtime daily. Employees can work a maximum of 48 hours of overtime per week and 150 hours per year. For additional hours, employees are paid in addition to normal wage:
|Additional Salary||Condition of Overtime|
- Work at night
|150%||- All other cases of overtime|
Pregnant employees are entitled to 20 weeks of paid leave for the birth of a child. After 14 weeks, the mother may transfer her remaining leave to the father up to a maximum of 6 weeks. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary during this period, and Social Security will be responsible for this pay.
Multiple children (e.g. twins) increase the length of maternity leave. The employee can extend leave by using parental leave.
Employees are entitled to 2 weeks of paid paternity leave, which can be taken within 2 years since the birth of the child. The leave can be taken in two parts. The employee will receive 100% of the salary during this period, and the Social Insurance Institute (ZUS) will be responsible for this pay.
The employee cannot extend leave.
Employees are entitled to 32 weeks of parental leave for the birth of a single child, and 34 weeks of parental leave for multiple births. Both parents can decide how to distribute the time off. Either parent can take parental leave. The Social Insurance Institute (ZUS) will pay 100% of the average salary during the first 6 weeks, and 60% of the average salary for the following weeks.
The parental leave can be used until the child reaches the age of 6.
Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 182 days. Employees who are sick during pregnancy are entitled to 270 days of sick leave. The first 33 days are paid by the employer. From day 34 onwards, the Social Insurance Institute (ZUS) is responsible for the paid sick leave.
Sick leave is paid at different rates based on the incapacity of work:
|Reasons for incapacity for work||Sickness allowance (% of salary)|
|Illness or accident||80%|
|Accident on the way to or from work||100%|
|Illness or accident during pregnancy||100%|
|Situation related to being an organ donor||100%|
Terminations in Poland can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Poland for employers outside the probation period and termination must be done for just cause.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- By the expiration of the contract
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- Probation period
- Objective grounds
- Disciplinary dismissal
- Performance due to unsuitability for the job
The minimum notice period is 2 weeks and will be increased according to the length of the employment
- 2 weeks if the length of service is less than 6 months
- 1 month if the length of service is over 6 months
- 3 months if the length of service is over 3 years
Severance for Employees
Severance pay is to be paid out for dismissed employees only for companies employing at least 20 employees.
An employee dismissed as part of a group dismissal is entitled to severance pay in the amount of:
- Less than 2 years of employment with given employer - 1 month salary
- Between 2 to 8 years of employment with given employer - 2 months salary
- Over 8 years of employment with given employer - 3 months salary
There may be additional severance for retirement or the death of the employee.
Paid Time Off
Full-time employees are entitled to paid time off (PTO) on the basis of the employee’s seniority:
- Employees who have been employed for less than 10 years - 20 days PTO annually
- Employees who have been employed for more than 10 years - 26 days PTO annually
- Note: University education counts as 8 years towards employment, thus newly hired employees with at least 2 years of work experience and university graduation are entitled to 26 days of PTO annually
PTO accrues monthly 1.6 days per month. Employees are eligible for annual leave after 1 month of work. Part-time employees have the same leave as full-time employees, pro-rata to the employee’s working time.
Poland celebrates 13 national holidays. National public holidays include:
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday
- May Day
- Constitution Day
- Pentecost Sunday
- Corpus Christi
- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- All Saints’ Day
- Independence Day
- Christmas Day
- Second Day of Christmas
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in Polish and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.
A contract must include:
- Monthly gross salary
- Salary payment deadline
- Termination and notice period
- Working hours
- Term of agreement (fixed-term/indefinite)
- Start date
- Place of work
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