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New health and safety regulations: A potential cost hike for employers, but not all


Employers should be prepared for additional expenses in the coming months due to the amended regulation regarding the health and safety of workers who use display screen equipment (DSE), which came into force on 17th November 2023. It introduces significant changes to workstation equipment and also allows for the reimbursement of contact lenses. Employers have six months to comply with the new health and safety requirements. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to PLN 30,000. However, not all employers will face additional costs – the requirements do not apply to remote and hybrid workers.  – Sławomir Paruch, Robert Stępień, and Bartosz Wszeborowski comment for Rzeczpospolita.

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