Labour law is a set of rules defining relations between an employer and an employee, they also regulate matters of organisation of workers and employers and collective agreements. In Poland, the main legal act in this area is Workers’ Statute which contains rights and obligations of employers and employees.
The basic terms in the Statute are an employee, employer and employment relationship. An employee is a natural person who is employed on the basis of a contract and is obliged to do the assigned duties.
An employer is a natural person, a legal person, or an administrative organisation which does not have legal personality. In accordance with the Statute, they employ a worker or workers including legal and social requirements.