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).