Employment of foreigners will symbolically gain in importance
The planned new act on the employment of foreigners will replace the current act of employment promotion and labour market institutions in the part concerning employment of foreigners. Issues concerning, for example, activation of the unemployed will be covered by a separate act – act on professional activity. This is a symbolic but significant change. Firstly, the employment of foreigners, (i.e. obtaining work permits) will get a separate act, which raises the importance of immigration issues. Secondly, the adoption of a separate law will in a way acknowledge that the employment of foreigners is no longer just a side effect on the labour market, secondary to, for example, the fight against unemployment. – Marcin Snarski comments for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.