What is the approach to Public Holidays in Poland?

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Wioleta MIodowska
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What is the number of mandatory public holidays in Poland?

In Poland, employees are entitled to 13 public holidays a year.

What happens when a Public Holiday falls on a weekend in Poland?

When a public holiday occurs on a Saturday, employees have the right to take a substitute day off. The employee and employer can mutually agree on the day to be taken in lieu, or the employer can unilaterally determine the substitute day. However, it is mandatory for the substitute day to be taken within the same month as the public holiday that fell on a Saturday. If the employer fails to provide the substitute day off within the same month, the employee is entitled to receive additional compensation instead.
Employees are not eligible for a day in lieu in the event of a public holiday falling on a Sunday. 

What happens when an employee works on Public Holidays in Poland

If an employee works on a public holiday, they must log their hours using the Time Tracking tool. The timesheet, including holiday hours, will be sent to their manager for approval.

Employees in Poland are entitled to a day off in lieu for working on a public holiday. The day off should be granted within the same month. If it is not possible to grant a day off within the same month, the employee is entitled to a supplement to their remuneration in the amount of 100% for each hour worked on the holiday.



Disclaimer: Please be advised that the information provided is for general guidance only and should not be considered legal advice. Clients are strongly encouraged to contact the Lifecycle - Time & Attendance team for expert guidance and assistance in navigating the intricate landscape of time off requirements in Poland. Consulting with our team is imperative to ensure compliance with local employment standards legislation and clearly understand the stipulated time off and attendance related requirements. Your proactive engagement with the Time & Attendance team is vital to making informed decisions and adhering to all relevant regulations.

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