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New Codification Commission of Labour Law


Today, 14 members of the new Codification Commission of Labour Law were appointed. Its purpose is, among others, to produce drafts of codes: individual and collective labour law.


In 2017, the lowest pension will be PLN 1000


The government proposes that in March 2017, in the framework of indexation, all pensions from the social security system, from the social insurance of farmers, the retirement benefit of the so-called uniformed services, pre-retirement allowances and benefits, be raised by a rate of 100.73 per cent.


Pro-family policy at the 26th Economic Forum in Krynica


Minister Elżbieta Rafalska is the guest of the 26th Economic Forum in Krynica. She took part in the discussion panel: “Pro-family policy – new challenges in the face of demographic slowdown in Europe.”


New Labour Code to be created


The Regulation of the Council of Ministers concerning the Codification Commission of Labour Law entered into force on 1 September 2016. The task of the Commission will be to prepare drafts of the Labour Code and the Code of Collective Labour Law.


Inter-ministerial body for assessing the situation of people with disabilities and their families


The inter-ministerial body for development of solutions to improve the situation of people with disabilities and their family members was created. Prime Minister Beata Szydło signed the ordinance on its establishment on August 29 this year.


First contract, then work since 1 September


The amendment to the Labour Code, which enters into force on September 1 this year, assumes the end of the first day employment syndrome. The employer and every employee will be required to have a written contract or written confirmation of its terms – even before admitting the employee to work.


Award for the Polish Government for the “Family 500 plus” programme


On 12 August, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, accepted the Award of the European Large Family Confederation (ELFAC) on behalf of the Polish Government in recognition of outstanding achievements in pro-family policy, in particular for the implementation of the “Family 500 plus” programme. The award ceremony took place during the 8th European Large Families Conference in Riga.


Meeting with the Ambassador of Argentina


Undersecretary of State, Elżbieta Bojanowska, met with Patricia Beatriz Salas, Ambassador of Argentina to Poland.


President signed the Act on the minimum hourly wage


The President signed the Act on the minimum hourly wage. Since 1 January 2017, the minimum hourly wage of more than PLN 12 will apply to people working on contracts of mandate and contracts for the provision of services.


Meeting with the Japanese delegation


Secretary of State, Stanisław Szwed, met with representatives of the Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Parliament.

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