POLAND: New Requirements for Employers of Seconded Workers

New legislation was introduced on 18th June 2016 for employers of workers who have been posted on short term secondments to Poland.

Employers are now required to send a statement to the National Labour Inspectorate (Państwowa Inspekcja Pracy (PIP)) informing them of their employee’s secondment to Poland. They will also be required to retain documents related to their employee’s secondment on file and must be able to provide these to PIP upon request, as well as appoint a person of contact in Poland to act as a spokesperson. Should an employee already be posted to Poland prior to or on 18th June, employers have three months (until 18th September 2016) to comply with the imposed notification and data retention requirements.

This legislation implements European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67/EU (The Enforcement Directive), which Member States were obliged to transpose into their national legislation by 18thJune 2016.