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HR Legal Update: Summary for employers – what changes will EU Directives bring?


On 9th March 2023, the Sejm approved some of the changes to the bill amending the Labor Code proposed by the Senate and enacted the bill. The amendment, awaited since August 2022, transposed the provisions of two EU directives on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union and work-life balance for parents and caregivers (“work-life balance”). The changes concern the following areas:

1. Fixed-term employment contracts;
2. Probationary employment contracts;
3. Taking up additional employment by employees;
4. Equal treatment in employment;
5. New information duty concerning terms and conditions of employment;
6. Carer’s leave;
7. Parental leave;
8. Paternity leave;
9. Force majeure leave;
10. More transparent and predictable working conditions;
11. Flexible work organisation;
12. Employer-provided training;
13. Work breaks;
14. Employment protection for working parents.


Download summary here.