Locked content Sunday trade ban bill could be amended if needed – Labor Minister

If there are any problems resulting from the act banning retail trade on Sundays, it will be amended, said the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska. “For now, we are working with the National Labor Inspectorate on common interpretations, regulations. It is a practice in Pol...

Labor Ministry: 424k pension applications filed

According to the Ministry of Labor, some 424k pension application applications have been filed in September to the Social Security fund (ZUS), resulting from lowering the retirement age which came into force in October last year. “The impact of the lower retirement age was not as strong as initially...

Locked content Morawiecki still hopes for OFE reform to be launched next years

Despite earlier media reports that due to disagreements between Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki and Labor Minister Elżbieta Rafalska, the OFE pension fund reform will be shelved. However, Morawiecki still claims that the overhaul should take place next year. “2018 is the year when we want to launch thi...

Locked content OFE reform to be put on hold – media

According to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily, works on the OFE pension funds reform have been suspended as Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki and Labor Minister Elżbieta Rafalska, couldn’t come to an agreement regarding its details. Morawiecki wanted to move 25 percent of OFE assets to the state-owned Demogr...

Locked content OFE reform still at standstill

According to Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki, the planned OFE reform is not moving ahead as various ministries can’t reach an agreement regarding its details. “We are conducting talks with Family, Social and Labor Policy Minister Elżbieta Rafalska. There is no change to our plan, but there is also no f...
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Sunday trade ban to cover only two Sundays per month – media

According to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, the government wants to impose the Sunday trade ban starting from next year, with two Sundays per month when stores will be allowed to remain open. In 2019, that number would be further limited to only one Sunday each month. “I proposed two Sundays because it see...

Locked content Sunday trade ban could be delayed to next year – Rafalska

Parliamentary work on a law restricting trade on Sundays could be finished by October, which would mean that the law would come into force starting from the beginning of 2018, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska said. She also added that she supports the version of the bill...

Unemployment rate to drop below 7% by end-2017 – labor ministry

According to the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska, the unemployment rate at the end of this year may reach 6.8-6.9 percent. “”We said it would be at 7.5 percent, but GUS figures show that unemployment is currently at 7.4 percent. That’s why we think that at the en...

Locked content Minimum wage to rise – Labor Ministry

Poland’s ministry of labor plans to increase minimum wage to PLN 2,100 from the current PLN 2,000 per month, minister of labor Elżbieta Rafalska said. If the proposal would be implemented, it would come into force starting from January 1 next year. The new minimum monthly wage would constitute...