The Polish parliament on 7. April 2017 adopted a comprehensive change in the law in the field of temporary work. The aim of stringent regulations to improve the employment conditions should be especially.

Temporary work in Poland is a rapidly growing industry. Thus, at present about 800.000 Temporary workers in more than 6.000 lenders (agencies) employed. What was intended as a means of only temporary use of labor, now increasingly endangers the status of permanent staff. Also in the rights of temporary workers as well as to official checks, the Polish government sees room for improvement. since 2014 Therefore, changes in the law are discussed. These are now advanced with the adoption by parliament a large piece and are already on 1. June 2017 come into effect.

Here are the main changes:

limitation in time

According to the current legal situation a temporary worker may within a period of 36 Months longer than 18 Months at a time from the same agency will be awarded. As a result, that the temporary workers after just employed by another agency and be awarded without limitation could. In practice, the time limit is therefore purely fictitious.

Now, a provision should be introduced, According to the maximum period of the exercise of temporary by a temporary worker credited to the borrower regardless is, of which he is awarded agencies.

No replacement of permanent staff

The use of temporary workers is not allowed, if a permanent workers will be dismissed and replaced by a temporary worker. This should be possible only for special reasons.

Facilitated controls by the National Labor Inspectorate

In addition, the borrower will be required, to perform a recording of the temporary workers used by him to work as well as legal basis civil. This solution is intended to facilitate supervision by the National Labor Inspectorate.

Equal rights for pregnant temporary workers

A further change is pregnant temporary workers with the same pregnant workers. for pregnant women, who are employed on the basis of labor law at the relevant employer, shall apply from the third month of pregnancy an extension of the fixed-term contract of pregnant women (after the third month) until delivery. This will in future also apply to pregnant temporary workers.