26.04.2023 Labour law

Guide – Changes to Labour Law in 2023

In April 2023, two revolutionary amendments to the Labour Code came into force. First
of them concerns the remote work and employer’s right to control workers’ sobriety, the other implements two ground breaking EU directives: pro-employee and pro-parenting. The new regulations are beneficial for employees, but they pose a major organizational challenge for employers.

We encourage you to download the guide, in which we summarized changes to labour law in 2023:

  • regulation of remote work
  • right to test the workers’ sobriety
  • new scope of personal files
  • 2 new types of leave
  • extension of parental leave
  • additional breaks at work
  • amendments to probationary and fixed-term contracts
  • flexible working time arrangements for parents and carers

From the guide you will learn: 

  • about dates of entry into force of individual regulations
  • how the Labour Code regulates remote work
  • what is the remote work control
  • about employer’s obligations towards an employee working remotely
  • what employer needs to know about worker sobriety testing
  • how to conduct a sobriety check
  • about the scope of changes to the personal file
  • about the two new types of leave
  • changes to parental leave
  • about additional work breaks
  • how the Labour Code regulates working in several jobs
  • about changes to probationary and fixed-term contracts
  • about sanctions for violating the new rules
  • about the right to submit an application for a change of terms of employment
  • about employer’s obligations to inform new employees about the terms of employment
  • about new privileges of employees with children up to the age of 8
  • about flexible working arrangements for employees bringing up children

Who is the guide for?

Businesses employing staff

HR and payroll employees

Providers of HR and payroll outsourcing services


Changes to labour law in 2023 – how can we help?

1. Adaptation of internal documentation (work regulations, agreements, policies and procedures) to the currently applicable regulations in the field of:

  • remote work
  • sobriety tests of workers
  • flexible working arrangements

2. Drafting document templates:

  • Remote work:
    • remote work command
    • individual agreement on remote work
    • request for occasional remote work
    • employee statement of having read the occupational risk assessment
    • employee statements of having read the information containing the principles of safe and hygienic remote work and employee commitment to comply with them
    • employee statement on having read the personal data protection procedure
  • Sobriety check:

·         documents on the rules and manner of conducting sobriety checks of workers

  • Flexible working arrangements:
    • review and adaptation of work regulations to the new regulations implementing the Work-Life Balance Directive
    • review of employment contracts and information on employment terms and adaptation of their content to the new requirements.

3. Legal advice in the field of labour law

  • audit of compliance of procedures and employee documentation with the new regulations
  • compliance with notification requirements

Labour law – see how we can help:

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