State Labour Inspectorate duties:
- Monitor and enforce labor laws, especially regarding safety at work.
- Check compliance with work contracts, pay, benefits, working hours, holidays, rights of parents, employing minors, and people with disabilities.
- Oversee the work of temporary workers.
Temporary Employment Agencies:
- They’re regulated by labor inspectors.
- They manage workers who are temporarily employed by other companies.
Rules for temporary workers:
- They can’t do extremely dangerous jobs.
- They can’t take the place of employees on strike.
- They can’t use weapons or electric tools without a permit.
- Typically, they handle seasonal or short-term tasks. The inspectorate checks that this is being followed properly.
- Employment agencies and the company hiring the temporary worker must have a written agreement about the job details.
- The hiring company must inform the agency about the job’s safety conditions.
Safety & Health:
- The hiring company is responsible for ensuring safe working conditions for temporary workers.
- Inspectors check if temporary workers have valid medical certificates and safety training.
- The hiring company should provide appropriate work clothing and safety gear, as per Polish standards.
- Both the employment agencies and the companies hiring temporary workers must follow the law.
- Inspectors ensure that both the agency and the hiring company respect the rights of temporary workers.
- A worker can be placed in a temporary role for a max of 18 months within a 3-year period.
- Inspections can target the agency or the hiring company.
- They must cooperate with the inspectors and provide necessary documents.
- Inspectors can enter any facility freely and request relevant documents.
- If there are issues found during the inspection, a report will be made.
- Problems might include issues with contracts, safety, pay, holidays, medical checks, and more.
- The rules come from the “Act of 9 July 2003 on the employment of temporary workers.”
- This Act lays out the responsibilities of both the employment agency and the hiring company. If the Act doesn’t cover something, then the general labor laws apply.
- One main duty of the hiring company is to ensure a safe work environment, which includes providing appropriate attire and safety equipment.