Competitiveness of the Labour Market and the Welfare Burden on Employing Entities – Selected Reflections from the Polish Perspective

Małgorzata Mędrala

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  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: English
  • Published on: 31. 12. 2021
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In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2021 • Volume 9 • Issue 4 • Pages 52-78 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse selected issues related to the phenomenon of the self-employment in Poland from the perspective of the competitiveness of the labour market. This topic remains particularly relevant in the view of the growing number of the self-employed in Poland. It also touches upon an important constitutional sphere related, on the one hand, to the guaranteed social rights of working people (the rights of the second generation) and, on the other hand, to the right to freedom of economic activity. The Polish practice to this day is not fully able to deal effectively with the problem of fictitious self-employment. This text is of a contributory nature. Its purpose is to indicate some research problems related to the phenomenon of the self-employment in Poland from the perspective of the market competitiveness and social burdens as well as to indicate the main weaknesses of the current material and procedural solutions in this matter.

Key Words: Labour Law; Competitiveness; Employee; Self-employed Person; Social Benefits; Employer; Entrepreneur; Poland.

ORCID: ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0068-2975

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31262/1339-5467/2021/9/4/52-78

URL: http://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/archive/2021/04/SEI-2021-04-Studies-Medrala-Malgorzata.pdf

Bibliographic Citation

MĘDRALA, M. Competitiveness of the Labour Market and the Welfare Burden on Employing Entities – Selected Reflections from the Polish Perspective. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2021, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 52-78 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31262/1339-5467/2021/9/4/52-78.