* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Polish Złoty (zł)


CET (GMT +1)

Employment Cost

19.48% - 22.14%

Annual Leave

20 days

In-demand Specialties*
Healthcare Services, Customer And Technical Support, App Development And It

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Poland

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Poland

Employing in Poland requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Poland with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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Good To Know

In Poland, employees bound by non-compete agreements are entitled to compensation for the entire duration of the agreement, which cannot be less than 25% of their last salary.

Polish law permits employers to demand employee availability beyond standard work hours, with such on-call time not considered part of their work hours if no tasks are performed. Nonetheless, any on-duty duration must respect the employee's entitlement to adequate rest.

In recent years, Poland's economy has seen substantial growth, making it an enticing destination for job seekers. With thriving industries in manufacturing, IT, finance, tourism, and services, individuals have access to a wide array of job opportunities within the country.

Polish employees are entitled to an allowance to cover any expenses deemed necessary to perform work remotely. This typically includes electricity, internet and telecommunication services.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Poland

Polish labour law classifies contracts as indefinite, extendable fixed-term (up to 33 months), and probationary (up to three months). Employment contracts must be in writing and include, at a minimum, the following information for legal validity:

  • Identification of both parties
  • Type of contract
  • Date of contract commencement and date of its conclusion (and employment duration for temporary contracts)
  • Workplace and type of work
  • Base salary as well as other compensation or benefits
  • Working hours and annual leave

Probationary Period in Poland

Although not obligatory, probation or trial periods are often specified in the employment contract, with three months being a common standard practice in Poland.

Working hours in Poland

In Poland, the typical workweek consists of 40 hours, spanning eight hours per day and a maximum of 45 hours weekly.

Overtime in Poland

Going beyond regular work hours results in overtime pay, capped at 48 hours per week and 150 hours per year. Overtime pay is 200% for night, Sunday, or non-working day overtime, and 150% for other overtime. Polish employees can choose time off instead of pay.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Poland

Poland has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Poland

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Poland use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Poland

The payroll cycle in Poland is usually monthly, with employees being paid no later than the 10th of the following month.
23.5 PLN p/h

Minimum Wage in Poland

The minimum wage for employees in Poland is typically 23.5 PLN per hour, amounting to ~3,600 PLN per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Poland

The minimum wage in Poland is 23.5 PLN an hour.

Bonus Payments in Poland

There is no legal requirment for 13th-month salary payment in Poland.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Poland

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Poland's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Poland.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 19.48% - 22.14% on top of the employee salary in Poland.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Poland, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 22.71%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Poland uses a 'Pay As You Earn' income tax system with progressive rates from 12% to 32%. All taxpayers in Poland can enjoy a tax-free amount of 30,000 PLN, which results in a yearly tax reduction of 3,600 PLN (300 PLN per month). Additionally, a 4% solidarity tax applies to high incomes exceeding 1 million PLN.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Poland

Contributions to pension insurance are financed in equal parts between the employer and the employee. Retirement schemes are mandatory in Poland for all workers.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Poland tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Poland

When it comes to terminating employment in Poland, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

The process of termination varies depending on the specific terms outlined in the employment agreement and any existing collective agreements. It is also determined by the type of contract and the underlying reason for the termination.

Notice Period

In Poland, the notice period for a temporary or permanent employee is dependent on the employee’s length of service as below:

  • More than 3 years of service: 3 months’ notice
  • 6 months – 3 years of service: 1 month’s notice
  • More than 3 years of service: 3 months’ notice

Severance Pay

For employers with more than 20 employees - or for employees who have been dismissed by fault of the employer - the severance pay is dependent on the employee’s length of service, as detailed below:

  • Less than 2 years of employment: 1 months' pay
  • Between 2 and 8 years employent: 2 months' pay
  • Over 8 years employment: 3 months' pay

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Poland

The annual leave entitlement in Poland is 20 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Poland

Polish employees are also entitled to the following public holidays:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Poland

Maternity Leave in Poland

Paternity Leave in Poland

Sick Leave in Poland

Special Event Leave

Childcare Leave

Disability Leave

Disability Leave

Parental Leave In Poland

Poland's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Poland

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Poland's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Poland

Make your benefits package in Poland a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Long-Term/Disability Insurance
  • Background Checks
  • Employee Wellness
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Poland

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Poland within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Poland create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Poland

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Poland.

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