For some time, the Polish government has been considering the possibility of fully “commissioning” mandate contracts, sort of equating them with employment contracts. It is worth considering how it will affect the condition of the Polish labor market and the situation of the employee and employer.
Contract of mandate with all needed social insurance institution rates to the full amount of remuneration will undoubtedly cause that some employers will decide to employ existing contractors as employees performing their official duties based on the employment contract. Employees themselves will certainly be in favor of this solution, counting on their social protection in such a situation. Transferring higher insurance premiums to social insurance institution to certain social security rates will also automatically increase the person’s pension in the future.
Increasing insurance burdens may mean a more difficult situation on the labor market for people with low professional qualifications, who will most likely be forced to work under a contract for specific work or illegal, unregistered cooperation with their current client. This also applies to students who currently have the chance to gain the necessary professional experience thanks to commission contracts. After the introduction of new regulations, employers will cease to pay for their employment. Therefore, before they are implemented, all pros and cons must be considered.