Do laws regarding employment and labor rights apply to individuals working for a DAO?

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Traditional employment and labor rights laws in Poland apply to recognized legal entities, such as corporations and partnerships, and their employees. These laws cover various aspects of the employer-employee relationship, such as working hours, minimum wage, social security
contributions, health and safety, anti-discrimination, and collective bargaining rights.
DAOs, on the other hand, operate in a decentralized manner and often do not have a centralized management structure or traditional employer-employee relationships. Instead, participants in a DAO may be considered contractors, freelancers, or members, depending on the nature of their involvement.

As a result, it is unclear whether and to what extent Polish employment and labor rights laws would apply to individuals working for a DAO. In some cases, participants in a DAO who are based in Poland and perform work for the organization may still be entitled to certain rights and protections under Polish law as independent contractors or freelancers.

Maciej Niezgoda

Intellectual Property, Data Protection, DeFi, Fintech, AML

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