Poland: Elimination of “First Day Syndrome”
Following recent amendments to the Polish Labor Code, an employee may only start work if an employer has confirmed in writing the conditions of the employment beforehand. Prior to this, employers had the opportunity to issue terms at the end of an employee’s first day of work, allowing for abuses. Employers that do not comply with this practice now face penalties of up to PLN 30,000.
It’s important that all employers review hiring procedures, ensuring that new hires are issued with compliant documentation and that contracts are stored on employee files on day one.