Included among the recent reforms are:

  • The introduction of a new list of jobs that are detrimental to women's health, which include jobs prohibited for pregnant and breast-feeding employees. The regulation including the new list will come into effect on 1 May 2017 and may require amendments to workplace regulations.
  • Reinstatement of the previous retirement ages of 60 for women and 65 for men. The new law will come into force on 1 October 2017.

The Polish parliament is also currently working on new bills that will introduce a number of changes to employment law, including:

  • Amendments to the Act on the Employment of Temporary Agency Workers. The amendments will impose new duties on temporary agencies and employer end-users, including the obligation to keep records of individuals employed under employment and civil law agreements. Additionally, any fixed-term employment contract with a pregnant women which would terminate after the third month of pregnancy will be extended until the date of birth of the child.
  • The introduction of obligatory pension schemes which will form an additional element of financial protection for pensioners
  • New provisions guaranteeing that whistleblowers can anonymously inform the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection about practices which restrict competition in the market without risking reprisal.