The joint appeal of organizations of entrepreneurs from Małopolska, addressed to the Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz, on the introduction of additional solutions in relation to Anti-Crisis shield.
On 23 March, on behalf of our Member companies, we sent a letter to the Government with comments on the draft law of March 21, 2020 amending the Act on special solutions related to the prevention, counteracting and combating of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them, as well as some other acts (the "Project") and postulates for further changes.
Demands of ABSL member companies concerning the ‘protection package for businesses’ in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic
On 18 March 2020, in the name of ABSL member companies, we submitted a number of demands to the government concerning its ‘protection package for businesses’ in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic. We also declared our readiness to cooperate and consult on legal and tax solutions to support the Polish economy during this time that is difficult for everyone, including businesses.
ABSL calls for rejecting the bill on rescinding of the upper limit of ZUS contributions. The act will heavily affect wages, cost of doing business and weaken competitiveness of Poland compared to other European countries.
There is no consent from the business represented by ABSL to lift the current limitation of ZUS contributions for employment contracts. The proposed change means reduction in employees’ net wages to 10% and a drastic increase in labor costs by up to 15%.
Today ABSL together with 50 business organizations submitted joint appeal to the Prime Minister regarding planned changes in the ZUS cap.
As we are on the verge of launching of the first Employee Capital Plans (PPKs) many employers are undoubtedly wondering whether it makes sense to “invest” more than the required minimum (the obligatory contribution of the employer is 1.5%, however – the employers may declare a contribution of up to 4%) and what results will such an approach yield? In this context, an even more important question arises: “Do I as an employer, have other options to increase the attractiveness of my retirement benefits package? If I do, how do I do it?”