The assumptions of the draft amendment to the labor code (mentioned in the previous Thursday Monitor) adjust Polish labor laws to the following directives:

1.Directive (EU) 2019/1152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union (Journal of Laws of the EU L No. 186, p. 105),

2.Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18 / EU (OJ EU L. No. 188, p. 79).

The purpose of these directives is to: ensure fundamental rights of employees of the European Union, introduce transparent employment conditions, ensure equal treatment of women and men in the labor market, equal treatment at work and help reconcile work and family life by equalizing the division of responsibilities related to raising children. between a man and a woman.

The proposed changes to the Labor Code will cover the following topics:

  1. Contract for a trial period.
  2. The right to be employed simultaneously with another employer.
  3. The right to free training for the employee.
  4. Parental leave.
  5. Childcare leave.
  6. Flexible work.
  7. Paternity leave.
  8. Child care.
  9. Obligation to justify the termination of a fixed-term contract.