Leinonen team would like to inform you that on March 8th, 2020, the Act on Special Measures related to the prevention, prevention and control of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and emergencies caused by them were introduced by Polish government.
Due to this, we have prepared a summary of information which your company may find useful.If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
The Act provides new legal solutions regarding the control and prevention of coronavirus infection, for the employer and employee. The Act provides, among others the possibility of introducing remote work during quarantine or epidemiological surveillance in connection with suspected coronavirus, or payment of parental benefits for time of closing schools or kindergartens.
In order to counteract COVID-19, the employer may instruct the employee to perform, for a fixed period of time, work specified in the employment contract, outside the place of its permanent performance (remote work).
In connection with the suspension of classes in schools, kindergartens, nurseries between March 12- 25, parents of children under the age of 8 will be entitled to an additional care allowance.
In order to receive an allowance in connection with the unforeseen closure of the facility, it is not necessary to obtain a medical leave from a doctor – employee should submit a statement about the unforeseen closure of the nursery, kindergarten or school. The form is valid both when the care allowance is paid by the payer and when it is paid by ZUS, they are available for download on the ZUS website.
On 18th of March Poland’s government has announced a package of measures protecting business and employees during COVID-19 crisis. The package is divided into 5 parts and its estimated total value is 212 billion PLN which is independent from EU funds. The package will help struggling companies to pay salaries to avoid layoffs and allow to delay their social security payments. Under certain conditions, the government will help employers cover 40 percent of their wage bill, providing for earnings up to the national average wage level.
The fiscal plan will be translated into draft
legislation and shall be introduced till end of March 2020.
If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
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