What is an “employment contract”?

Every person employed full-time in a particular company should have an employment contract. It contains information about who concludes a contract with whom, place of work, position, salary, full-time position and scope of duties. All matters which are not addressed in the contract are regulated by the Labor Code. A person employed under a contract of employment has the right to receive paid annual leave as well as sick leave. If either party wishes to terminate the contract, it will also be subject to a notice period depending on seniority. If you are employed under an employment contract, each overtime of your work is paid an additional 50% or 100%. In 2019, the minimum wage for a person employed under an employment contract is PLN 2,250 gross per month.