Electronic sick leave certificates

After December 1, 2018, provisions related to electronic sick leave certificates (zwolnienie lekarskie) enter into force. In the case of employers employing up to five persons, there is no obligation for the employer to set up a profile on PUE ZUS electronic platform. Such employers are bound to inform the staff that sick leave certificate should be delivered in paper form.

Doctor or medical assistant is obliged to print out and hand on sick a leave certificate in paper form including a signature and a stamp. The employee is obliged to deliver to the employer (or to the accounting office) a sick leave certificate within seven days after it’s been issued.

As soon as a profile on PUE ZUS platform has been set up, the employer should inform employees within seven days about possibility of using electronic sick leave certificates.
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