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Remote work for employees extended in Poland

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Raczkowski largest boutique firm focusing on HR law.
Employers in Poland are now able to require employees to work remotely until three months after the state of ‘epidemiological threat’ relating to coronavirus, or the epidemic itself, is declared over.  

Employers will be able to require employees to work remotely for the duration of the Covid-19 epidemiological threat or the epidemic, and also for three months after they are declared over. Up to now, instructing employees to work remotely was only allowed until 4 September 2020.

The Journal of Laws, introducing this change was published on 20 August 2020. The possibility of this extended period of remote work was provided for in the act of 24 July 2020 on amending the act on posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and certain other acts (Journal of Laws of 2002, item 1423).

The provisions extending the term of validity of remote work will enter into force on 5 September.

Other provisions on remote work have not been changed.