- 30 November 2021
- Posted by: Przemysław Bukowski
- Category: News
On November 17th, 2021, the Polish Sejm adopted an amendment to the Act on foreigners and certain other acts, which the Act on Employment Promotion and Labor Market Institutions.
- Work on the basis of declarations on entrusting work to a foreigner may be performed for a period of up to 24 months. It will apply to citizens of 6 countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine). There will be no longer a 12-month “settlement” period, which will make it possible to entrust a foreigner with work without a break on the basis of subsequent declarations.
- Making the entry of the declaration in the records conditional on the employer’s provision of comparable remuneration.
- Facilitation for employers extending to 7 days the period for notifying the poviat labor office about the commencement of work by a foreigner.
From November 1st, 2021, in order to facilitate the processing of declarations on entrusting work to a foreigner and shorten the waiting time for declarations entered in the records, the Labor Office accepts only applications submitted electronically via the praca.gov.pl portal. Electronic declarations should have a qualified electronic signature or a signature confirmed by the e-PUAP trusted profile. Paper-based declarations will be considered only if the applicant is a natural person planning to employ a foreigner for household purposes, e.g. domestic help, an elderly caregiver.