Length of annual leave in Poland
In accordance with article 152 paragraph 1 of the Polish Labour Code, an employee is entitled to an annual, continuous, paid leave, hereinafter referred to as "leave".
An employee may not waive the right to leave (article 152 paragraph 2 of the Polish Labour Code).
The first annual leave:
An employee who takes up the first job becomes entitled to leave after each month of the employment in the calendar year in which the employee took up the job, in the length of 1/12 of the leave due to the employee after one year of work.
An employee becomes entitled to next leaves in each next calendar year.
Leave shall be of:
1) 20 days – if an employee has been employed for a period shorter than 10 years,
2) 26 days – if an employee has been employed for a period of at least 10 years.
Length of leave for an employee employed part-time is calculated proportionately to the length of working time applicable to such an employee, and on the basis of the above indicated length of leave; part of a day of leave shall be rounded up to a full day.
(article 153 and 154 of the Polish Labour Code).
Legal status: 9th April 2014