flash news: #work time

13 June 2024
Legislative work on shopping Sundays continues

The first reading has taken place of the parliamentary bill amending the Act on Restriction of Trade on Sundays and Holidays and on Certain Other Days and the Labour Code Act.

Main assumptions:

  • Increase in the number of trading Sundays – trading to be possible:
    • on the first and third Sunday of each calendar month,
    • on the first Sunday in December and the following two Sundays before Christmas Day, with the exception of the Sunday falling on 24 December,
    • on the Sunday immediately preceding the first day of Easter - or, if it is the first or third Sunday in the month, also on the Sunday preceding it.
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23 October 2023
Part-time employees

On 19 October 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that making payment of the remuneration supplement conditional on an identical number of hours worked by part-time and full-time employees constitutes an unacceptable differentiation that, unless justified by objective reasons, is contrary to EU law.

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12 October 2022

On 22 September 2022, a parliamentary draft law amending certain bills to establish a 35-hour work week was published on the Sejm website.

This draft law regarding amendments to the Labour Code provides for a gradual reduction of the weekly work time norm from an average of 40 hours to an average of 35 hours, while maintaining the current level of remuneration. On the other hand, weekly work time, including overtime hours, is not expected to exceed an average of 43 hours in the adopted reference period.

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29 August 2022
Working time of drivers

Until 30 September 2022, as long as it does not affect drivers’ working conditions and the level of road safety, derogations on working time of drivers carrying out national and international road haulage of goods in the Republic of Poland can be applied:

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