Labor law policy after the economic crisis in Poland. Labor market segmentation and labor law violations (2016-2019)

I was the PI of this project. I studied the developments on Polish labor market after the outbreak of the economic crisis, in particular labor law violations and circumventions, such as use of non-standard contracts. I argued that Polish policy makers allowed for the rise of non-standard forms of employment, including infamous civil law contracts often concluded in direct violation with labour law or in the "grey zone" of the regulation. Such "policy of drift" was a substitute for a full-scale liberalization.

The research was sponsored by Polish National Science Centre, UMO-2015/19/N/HS5/01227. Funding: 44,322 PLN (ca. 10,000 EUR)

Muszyński, K. (2020). Liberalizaton Without Major Reforms: The Destandarization of Employment Relations in Central Eastern European Countries. In: Wratny J., Ludera-Ruszel A. (eds.) New Forms of Employment. Prekarisierung und soziale Entkopplung – transdisziplinäre Studien. Springer VS, Wiesbaden.

Muszyński, K. (2019). Normalisation of “junk contracts”. Public policies towards civil law employment in Poland, Problemy Polityki Społecznej 46(3), 11-28

Muszyński, K. (2019) Polityka regulacji zatrudnienia w Polsce. Kryzys ekonomiczny a destandaryzacja stosunków pracy, Warsaw: Scholar, 346 pp. [book]

Muszyński, K. (2019). Formalne regulacje zatrudnienia a perspektywa różnorodności kapitalizmu, Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny 81 (3), 71-85

Muszyński, K. (2019). The emergence of unintended fit and the theory of gradual institutional change: a case study of Polish employment regulations and post-crisis public policies, Zarządzanie Publiczne/Public Governance 47: 33-47

Muszyński, K. (2018). Labour law violations as innovations in Central Eastern European countries, Przegląd Socjologiczny 67(3): 9-34.

Muszyński, K. (2016). Factors behind the growth of civil law contracts as employment contracts in Poland–a study of labour law violations, Prakseologia 158, 323-359

Muszyński, K. (2016). Czynniki sterujące antykryzysową polityką prawa pracy w Polsce w latach 2009-2013. Profilaktyka społeczna i resocjalizacja 29, 99-126.