Poland : written employment contracts or terms

With effect from September 1, an employee may only start work in Poland if a written contract has been signed or the terms of the employment have been confirmed by the employer to the employee in writing.

This is a significant change from the previous law which permitted non-contractual employment.

On an inspection by the Government Inspectorate, failure to produce a written employment contract or written terms could result in a fine of up to €7,000.