Another amendment to the Labor Code is behind us, which means also the implementation of EU Directives, i.e. the so-called Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions and the so-called Work-life balance directive.
What’s changing? A lot!
The latest amendment to the Labour Code introduced, among others:
- the employer’s obligation to justify the termination of a fixed-term employment contract;
- changing the rules for concluding a contract of employment for a trial period, in particular the obligation to indicate the intention to conclude another contract for a definite period of time;
- the impossibility of prohibiting employees from carrying out additional activities;
- wider information obligations of the employer;
- extended leave entitlements and additional breaks, such as 2 days or 16 hours of leave from work due to force majeure or 5 days of unpaid carer’s leave, as well as an increase in parental leave by 9 weeks
The changes came into force on April 26th, 2023.
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Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej (PhD) – Attorney at law, Counsel, Head of Employment Practice
Magdalena Bartnik – Attorney at law, Senior Associate
Aleksandra Pisarek – Associate