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Employment Documents in Foreign Language

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Update on Polish rules on employment documents in a foreign language

From 15 October 2009 employment documents (employment agreements, notices of termination, etc.) for an employee who is not a Polish citizen may be prepared in a foreign language spoken by the employee. The employer should inform the employee about the right to receive employment documents in Polish but the employee can select a foreign language. His request is then binding. This is a result of an amendment of the Act on Polish Language of 27 August 2009 (Journal of Laws No. 161, Item 1280). In respect to Polish employees, the law now sets forth the rule that when employment documents are bilingual (in Polish and in another language), the Polish version shall always prevail.