CHANGES IN POLISH LABOR CODE

medical_surveillance

Less stringent regulations regarding obligatory medical surveillance to come on April 1, 2015.

Based on the Act of 7 November 2014 on Facilitating the Economic Activities (DzU 2014.1662), and effectively from April 1, initial medical examination will not be required for a person employed by another employer within 30 days after termination or expiration of previous employment, provided that two conditions are met: (1) the employee presents valid medical certificate confirming that he or she is fit to work on certain position; and (2) new employer confirms that the work conditions described in the medical examination certificate correspond to the conditions encountered at the new workplace.

This rule applies also to the case of hiring a person who is simultaneously employed by another employer.

However, the initial medical examination will remain required for each case of hiring people to work under particularly dangerous conditions.