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In brief

New workplace health and safety obligations have been introduced in Poland.

Issue: Employees must cover their mouth and nose (e.g., with masks) at the workplace if there is more than one person in the room. The exception, which allowed persons carrying out a professional activity other than direct service of customers or clients to avoid this duty, has been repealed.

Entry into force: 28 November 2020

Recommended actions: Analyze internal procedures on the performance of work in the workplace and anti-COVID policies.

Click here to access the Polish version: HR Alert Polska | Grudzień 2020


Michał is experienced in labor and employment matters. He advises on all aspects of individual and collective labour law, in particular on hiring staff, redundancies, compensation and benefits, employment policies, discrimination, employment litigation as well as trade unions. He has extensive experience in handling HR issues in M&A deals and reorganizations.