Art. 42 §4 of the Polish Labour Code grants the employer broad authority to modify employees’ working conditions. It permits the employer to assign work to the employee different from that originally agreed. But this possibility is subject to many limitations. The employer thus may assign different work to the employee only when:
- A legitimate need arises on the part of the employer
- The period of assignment of different work does not exceed three months within a calendar year
- Assignment of different work will not reduce the employee’s pay, and
- The assigned work is suited to the employee’s qualifications.
In the course of applying Art. 42 §4, doubts have arisen whether it is possible on this basis to change the place of performance of the work which the employee and the employer agreed to in the employment contract.Continue reading “Can the place of performance of work agreed in the employment contract be changed through a modification order?”