According to the position published on February 27th, 2018, by the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, the introduction of mandatory electronic sick leaves is a step in the progressive direction of digitalisation of the healthcare which must be assessed positively. From July 1st, 2018, the only effective form of issuing a sick leave will be an electronic document. Until now, doctors have had a choice between writing a traditional sick leave on paper or writing an electronic sick leave entry in the IT system.
In the last edition of the survey on the largest barriers for doing business in Poland, entrepreneurs of the SME sector put legal instability first, followed by excessive bureaucratic obligations and high labour costs. The research was carried out by Maison&Partners on behalf of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers.
Another trade organisation joined the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers lately – the Union of Railway Employers. The organization established in 2001 has been operating since 2001 and currently has 30 members – companies belonging to the URE employ as of now approximately 90 thousand people.
Entrepreneurs do not show a radical change in their economic sentiments – the latest results of the Busometer ZPP Index amounted to 44.67 points. This outcome is similar to the results from the second half of 2017. The results of the latest Busometr survey indicate that entrepreneurs from the SME sector have a rather neutral attitude towards the government’s economic policy.