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Poland: Contracts of employment

Original authors: Mark Carley and Anna Ludwinek
Updating author: Kalina Jaroslawska


  • An employment contract is defined as an agreement whereby an employee is required to perform work for the benefit of the employer, under the employer's supervision and at a time and place determined by it. (See General)
  • The Labour Code provides for open-ended employment contracts and two types of temporary employment contract. (See Types of contracts)
  • Employment contracts must be in writing and contain certain information, and employers must provide new employees with specified information. (See Written statement of terms of employment)