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Talent Wiki - Poland

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Poland
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Capital
Warsaw
Currency
Polish złoty
Languages
Polish
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
GDP per Capita
15,742.00 USD (2020)
Employer Tax
20.48%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Poland

Talent Overview

Poland is the sixth-largest economy in the European Union. It boasts the highest number of non-EU immigrants in the group and is growing at a very fast rate. Poland has a diverse economy consisting of services, industry, and agriculture. With its mixed market economy, they are poised to grow an average of 6% yearly.

Major Economic Hubs: 

Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz

Skills in Demand:

Construction and Trade Professionals, Information and Communications Technology Professionals ,Engineering Professionals, Human Resource Professionals, Intellectual Professionals (Economists, Lawyers, Accountants, etc.)

Local Universities

The top local universities in Poland are listed below:

Jagiellonian University

RANKING

Poland : 1

World : 374

University of Warsaw

RANKING

Poland : 2

World : 388

AGH University of Science & Technology

RANKING

Poland : 3

World : 536

Warsaw University of Technology

RANKING

Poland : 4

World : 569

Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan

RANKING

Poland : 5

World : 626

Salary Data

The monthly salary data of a few job title in Poland are:

No. Job Title Monthly Average Salary (in PLN) Monthly Salary Average (in USD)
1 Chief Information Officer 12,400.00 2,879.30
2 Online Banking Manager 11,800.00 2,739.98
3 IT Project Manager 11,300.00 2,624.01
4 Head of Development 10,700.00 2,484.69
5 Chief IT Security Officer 10,500.00 2,438.24
6 Web Security Manager 10,400.00 2,415.02
7 Technical Project Manager 10,000.00 2,322.16

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards: 

Pracuj, Praca, Goldenline

Number of LinkedIn users:

4,953,000

Multiplier Recruitment Partner:

 iXceed

Employing in Poland

Hiring employees in Poland is easy when you are equipped to know its employment laws, benefits, payroll, and tax systems. Employ and onboard talents from Poland successfully with the information below.

Employee Contract

According to the Employment Law, under Article 29 of the Polish Labor Code, employment contracts must be in writing and must provide a written statement related to the settlements in the parties of the contract. The contract depends on the kind and the duration of the work but must adhere to the Polish Labor Code. 

The written contracts must be in Polish but bilingual contracts are permitted however, Polish must be prevailing.

Probation Period

The probationary period for employees is up to three months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year's Day National holiday
3 Jan National holiday
6 Jan Epiphany National holiday
6 Feb National holiday
15 Apr National holiday
17 Apr Easter Sunday National holiday
18 Apr Easter Monday National holiday
1 May Labor Day / May Day National holiday
3 May Constitution Day National holiday
5 Jun Whit Sunday National holiday
16 Jun Corpus Christi National holiday
15 Aug Assumption of Mary National holiday
24 Oct National holiday
1 Nov All Saints' Day National holiday
11 Nov Independence Day National holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National holiday
26 Dec Second Day of Christmas National holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 20 days Yes
Sick Leave 33 days Yes
Maternity Leave 20 weeks Yes

Payroll

Payroll Cycle:

Wages in Poland are paid monthly.

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Minimum Wage:

The minimum wage in Poland is PLN 2800 per month.

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Overtime Pay:

Overtime hours should not exceed 8 hours a week or 150 hours a year. An extra 50% rate on top of the normal hourly wage is compensated after the 8 hours of work.

During Holidays and Sundays, employees are compensated 100% on top of their hourly rate. 

Between the hours of 21:00 to 6:00, employees are compensated 20% on top of their hourly rate.

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Health Examination Clause

Bonus

13th Month Pay: 

The 13th-month salary is not mandatory in Poland.

Employee Benefits: 

  • ~Member Pension (retirement)
  • ~Permanent Disability Benefit
  • ~Surviving Spouse Benefit
  • ~Surviving Children Benefit
  • ~Orphan Benefit
  • ~Dependent Parent Benefit
  • ~Health cash Benefits
  • ~Social Assistance Benefits
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Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax:

The contribution taxes are dependent on which contributions the employee is available to provide. 

Tax Rate Contribution
10.00% QFC Employment Regulation Monthly Contribution

Employee Payroll Tax:

Tax Rate Contribution
5-8% QFC Employment Regulation Monthly Contribution

Employee Income Tax: 

Taxable income (PLN)

Tax rate (PLN)

Over

Not over

0

120,000

17%* of the base less the amount decreasing tax (PLN 5,100)*

120,000

15,300 + 32% excess over 120,000 PLN

VAT:

The VAT rate of Poland is 23%.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

The termination of the contract between employer and employee must meet the conditions set forth by the Labour Code. Employees are entitled to receive their normal salary and follow the notice period for termination below.

Notice Period

The notice period for probationary employees is up to 7 days. For regular employees, their probationary period is up to 2 weeks.

Severance Pay

Severance pay is given as follows:

  • 1 months’ pay for less than 2 years of employment
  • 2 months’ pay for employment between 2 to 8 years
  • 3 months’ pay for employment over 8 years

Visa and Immigration

Getting a Visa for Poland follows the guidelines of the European Union under the Schengen Area. There is a different Visa needed called Poland Schengen Visa to be able to work, study, or reside in Poland permanently. 

An invitation letter from the company should endorse your visa application and a certificate from the employer allowing your business travel is required for the Business Visa. A Memorandum and Article of Association, Trade License, or Proprietorship/Partnership documents are also required.

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