Remote’s guide to employing in

Poland
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  • Capital City

    Warsaw

  • Currency

    Polish złoty (zł, PLN)

  • Languages

    Polish

  • Population size

    37,846,611

Services available in this country:
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Facts & Stats

Poland Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Warsaw

  • Currency

    Polish złoty (zł, PLN)

  • Languages

    Polish

  • Population size

    37,846,611

  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    $$ (82 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    23%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    4.5%

Nestled in central Europe, Poland shares a border with seven other countries. The nation ranks highly on factors such as education, healthcare, safety, and standard of living, but wages in Poland are some of the lowest in Europe. Poland joined the European Union in 2004.

Grow your team in Poland with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Poland? Companies hiring in Poland must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Poland on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Poland team. You can also pay contractors now in Poland with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Poland, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Poland may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

buildings in Poland

Employing in Poland

Employees in Poland must receive a work medical examination prior to hire as well as a mandatory health and safety training session. Remote can handle both of these requirements for your team. Poland allows both fixed-term and indefinite employment contracts, as well as formal probationary periods, which are limited to three months. Employers should always use written employment agreements to ensure both company and employee know what to expect.

Contact Remote to learn more about how to employ workers in Poland.

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is: PLN 4,242, and hourly PLN 27.70

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Poland fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 8 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

13 Public holidays

Jan
Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Nowy Rok)
Saturday, January 6, 20242Epiphany (Święto Trzech Króli)
Mar
Sunday, March 31, 20243Easter (Niedziela Wielkanocna)
Apr
Monday, April 1, 20244Easter Monday (Poniedziałek Wielkanocny)
May
Wednesday, May 1, 20245State Holiday (Święto Państwowe)
Friday, May 3, 20246Constitution Day (Święto Konstytucji Trzeciego Maja)
Sunday, May 19, 20247Pentecost (Zielone Świątki)
Thursday, May 30, 20248Feast of Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało)
Aug
Thursday, August 15, 20249Assumption of Mary (Wniebowzięcie Najświętszej Maryi Panny)
Nov
Friday, November 1, 202410All Saints' Day (Wszystkich Świętych)
Monday, November 11, 202411National Independence Day (Dzień Niepodległości)
Dec
Wednesday, December 25, 202412Christmas Day (Boże Narodzenie)
Thursday, December 26, 202413Second Day of Christmas (Boże Narodzenie (drugi dzień))

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Competitive benefits package in Poland

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Poland are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Taxes in Poland

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Poland.

  • 9.76%

    Pension Fund

  • 6.5%

    Disability Insurance

  • 0.67-3.33%

    Accident Insurance

  • 2.45%

    Labor Fund

  • 0.1%

    Bankruptcy Fund

  • 19.48-22.14%

    Total Cost of Employment

Types of leave

Employees in Poland are entitled to 20 days of paid time off per year for the first 10 years they are in the workforce. After 10 years, the amount increases to 26 days. Poland counts education toward total employment time. In addition to this leave, all employees in Poland are entitled to 13 paid holidays.

Employment termination

Termination process

In Poland, it is common practice for employers to offer a reason (in writing) to terminate a contract of employment. A notice period must be provided to ensure both parties have time to identify and hire a replacement.

Reasons for termination may include any violation of the employment agreement or the performance of the employee.

Notice period

In Poland, employees who are on a contract (fixed-term or indefinite) are entitled to a notice period, the duration of which depends on the number of years of service. The notice period is usually three months for employees who have worked with the company for more than three years. The notice period is one month for employees who have between six months and three years of service. For less than that, the notice period is usually a week.

Employers in Poland must offer notice even during a probationary period. This notice period must be between three days and two weeks depending on the terms of the contract.

Severance pay

Severance pay in Poland should always be included in the employment contract. Severance usually becomes applicable when the employer initiates the termination. In the case of employees who have worked with the company for more than eight years, severance compensation is the equivalent of three months’ salary. For employees who have worked with the company for anywhere between two and eight years, severance is two months’ of pay. For employees who have worked with the company for less than two years, severance pay is one month’s salary.

Probation periods

The maximum length of a probationary period of employment in Poland is three months. Polish companies have the right to begin employment relationships with formal “trial contracts,” which usually expire after three months. At the end of such a contract, an employer can either end the relationship or offer the employee a new fixed-term or indefinite contract.

Fair Pricing in Poland

Employer of Record

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Starting at $599/month

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Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

$29

per contractor/month

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Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Remote Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place

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Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app