Poland – National Regulations in Employment Law


We, the International Labour and Employment Group of Rödl & Partner, are happy to advise you on labour law issues (individual and collective) as well as social security law issues on a global, regional and local level.


Below you will find basic information on national labour law provisions in Poland.

Interview with Michal Prokop

Are there national and/or local collective agreements in the country that regulate labour relations?

No. Collective labour agreements can be concluded on a voluntary basis in the company; they are mostly executed in companies with trade unions.  

Are there different legal rules by department/canton?


Is there and what is the staff threshold above which the presence of staff representatives is mandatory?

No. But staff representatives are mandatory in the situation described in the Labour Law Code. Staff threshold does not matter that much.

Are trade unions present in the company?

Not compulsory. It is possible, within one or more than one company (intercompanies).

If applicable what is the applicable legal working time?  

Normal working hours do not exceed 8 hours/days and 40 hours/week. For person with disabilities 7 hors/day, 35 hours/week. However it is possible to extend it (if special requirements described by the law are fulfilled).


Is there a minimum wage set by law/collective agreements (yes/no)?


Yes. By law. Every year the minimum wage is introduced.

What is the number of legal annual paid holidays?

20 days if an employee has been employed for less than 10 years. 26 days if an employee has been employed for at least 10 years.

Existence of specific classification of employees according to their functions/responsibilities?



Obligation to set up complementary social insurance schemes (mutual insurance/provident fund/pension)?

No. However we have a voluntary for employees and obligatory for most of the companies program for savings called Employees Capital Plans.
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