THE OBLIGATION TO CONFIRM WORKING CONDITIONS PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK
If you intend to recruit new employees, you should know that from 1 September 2016 there have been new changes in the requirements concerning signing contracts with staff. In accordance with the previous provisions if the employment contract has not been concluded in written form (the rules allow this possibility), at the latest on the day on which the employee started work, he/she should receive from the employer a written confirmation with regard to parties to the contract, the type of contract and the terms thereof. I.e. you could sign a contract with an employee, even at the end of the first day of his work.
Under the new rules, the contract should be signed before allowing an employee to work.
Where an employment contract is not concluded in writing (e.g. the parties establish its terms and conditions orally) an employee will need to receive a written confirmation of the terms of the previously concluded contract before being allowed to work. The second copy shall be kept by the employer.
In case of lack of written confirmation of the terms of contract before allowing an employee to work, an employer may be fined - from PLN 1,000 to 30,000.
From1 September 2016, you also have to familiarise employees with the content of the Staff Regulations, and, in the case of minors, to familiarise them with the list of light works. Importantly, you will need to do this before allowing an employee to work.