Microfirms relieved from employee fees for three months amid coronavirus

The so-called micro companies (1-9 employees) will be relieved from employee social security fees for three months regardless of income, prime minister’s aide Łukasz Schreiber announced on Tuesday.

The suspension is foreseen under the government's "crisis shield" plan to protect the national economy and enterprises from the effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

On Saturday, President Andrzej Duda proposed the suspension of employee fees for the self-employed and companies employing 1 to 9 people whose income has dropped by 50 percent or more.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the crisis shield could be introduced even this week. A law introducing the crisis shield will be debated by the Sejm (lower house of the Polish Parliament) on Friday.