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


On 8th February 2023 the Polish Parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to the Labour Code concerning the provisions of two EU directives on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union and on work-life balance for parents and caregivers. Here are the major changes that employers need to look out for in the months to come.

  1. Fixed-term employment contracts.
  2. Probationary employment contracts.
  3. Additional employment of an employee.
  4. Equal treatment in employment.
  5. Information on conditions of employment.
  6. Carer’s leave.
  7. Parental leave.
  8. Paternity leave.
  9. Excused absence from work.
  10. Request for more predictable and safer working conditions.
  11. Flexible working arrangements.
  12. Training provided by the employer during working hours.
  13. Work breaks.
  14. Protection of working parents.

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