The current crisis situation will certainly lead to an increase in unemployment and lay-offs at workplaces. The lawmakers have reacted to this threat by offering the possibility of lowering the salaries of employees affected by the economic downturn in relation to the coronavirus epidemic. Wages could be reduced by no more than 50%, but still could not be lower than the minimum wage, which in 2020 amounts to PLN 2,600 gross (taking into account standard working time).
A possibility of co-financing the remuneration by the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund (FGŚP) will also be introduced, but the Fund’s contribution will not be able to exceed 50% of the minimum remuneration (i.e. the amount of PLN 1300).