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Employer of Record (EOR) in Poland

What you'll learn

  • Country Introduction
  • Tax Breakdown for Employers
  • Statutory Leave Laws
  • Minimum Wage and Working Hours
  • Termination Process
  • Additional Information
Poland Introduction

Poland is a country in central Europe, bordered by Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany. The country has very high standards of living, safety, and economic freedom, as well as free university education and a universal health care system. Poland's diverse territory extends from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Sudeten and Carpathian Mountains in the south.

Paid Leave and Statutory Leave

Parental Leave

Pregnant employees are entitled to 20 weeks of paid maternity leave (or 31 weeks for twins). The leave is paid by social security at 100% of the salary, and employees need to take at least 14 weeks of leave after the birth.

Fathers can receive 2 weeks of paid paternity leave, and employees can also take adoption leave. Parental leave is also available to either parent after the maternity leave, which lasts up to 32 weeks.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave in Poland, though the length of the leave depends on age and how long the employee has worked at the company. The length of paid leave varies from 14-33 days per year, and is paid between 80%-100% of the salary by the employer. If the sickness continues past this point, the employee can receive social security benefits.

Paid Leave

Poland has 13 public holidays, and employees are entitled to annual paid time off based on how long they have worked at a company (between 20-26 days of paid time off). Employees can also qualify for leave for disability, childcare, military duty, and others.

Wage Requirements and Working Hours

The minimum wage is PLN 3,010 per month, and a standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Overtime work has a maximum of 150 hours per year, and is paid at 150%-200% of the regular rate.

Termination Process

Termination Process

The termination process depends on the employment contract or Collective Agreement in place, and the reason for termination.

Notice Period

The notice period for termination depends on the employee’s length of service at the company:

  • 0 – 6 months = 2 weeks notice
  • 6 months-3 years = 1 month notice
  • 3+ years = 3 months notice

Severance Pay

Severance payments are also dependent on the employee’s length of service at the company:

  • 0-2 years = 1 month of pay
  • 2-8 years = 2 months of pay
  • 8+ years = 3 months of pay

Additional Information

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OVERVIEW
Language(s):
Polish
Currency:
Polish Złoty (PLN)
Capital City:
Warsaw
Population:
39.8 Million
Cost of Living Rank:
89th
VAT (Valued Added Tax):
23%
Employer TaxES
19.48% - 22.14%
(estimated)

★  9.76% - Retirement Pension

★  6.5% - Pension Fund

★  0.67%-3.33% - Disability

★  2.45% - Labor Fund

★  0.1% - Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund

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1

Remote candidate

You've sourced a full-time employee or contractor located in a country where your company is not incorporated.

2

Cost Calculation

Pass us the details of your candidate and we will let you know exactly what it costs to employ your candidate in that country.

3

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How Remofirst employs in Poland

It can be prohibitively expensive to establish an entity in every country you want to hire talent in, so Remofirst will hire and pay your employee on your behalf while you manage their daily duties. Remofirst will handle formal HR procedures and employment contracts that adhere to local laws, so that you can simply approve invoices via our platform. When you work with an Employer of Record (EOR) you can compliantly hire the best employees around the world.

How employees in Poland get paid
Your employee's hours, time off, holidays, bonuses, and commissions are automatically calculated into payroll. Remofirst will invoice you in either US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), or Singapore Dollars (SGD) around the 15th of each month to make sure your employees in Poland are paid on time in Polish Złoty (PLN). To make it even easier, you can summarize your entire global team's salaries to aggregate them into one payment (instead of many individual payments).
Full-time Employees vs Global Contractors

Unlike full-time employees, contractors work on projects with multiple companies at a given time and are technically self-employed. Full-time employees are solely focused on their employer and usually receive benefits (such as health insurance, equity or stock options, and time off) as an additional form of compensation. While it can be cheaper to work with international contractors instead of paying benefits to a full-time employee, you run the risk of misclassification. It's recommended to work with an EOR for contractor onboarding and payments, so you can know that your international contractors are paid compliantly and on time.

Dependable support for employees
Whenever the employee or employer has a question about benefits, Visas, or anything else related to international employment in Poland, they can use our platform's chat function to get answers from our team of experts. Every client of Remofirst also receives a dedicated account manager that will serve as a point of contact for global HR support.