FAQs for Poland Team Members - Migration to Oyster-owned entity

Callum Sweeney
Callum Sweeney
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1. How will the migration affect health benefits? 

There will be no negative impacts on health benefits. In fact, You will receive a new, comparable benefits package specifically tailored to the Polish market.

2. Why are my vacation days being paid out and not carrying over to the new employer?

This is a normal process of any resignation. You're ending your employment with your current employer and joining Oyster. With Oyster as your new employer, you will start to accrue leave for the remainder of the year.

3. But what if I already have leave booked in the latter part of 2022 - will I be paid as normal?

The answer is maybe. It will depend on whether or not you have enough leave days to take as part of your normal allowance. If not, the days may be taken as unpaid, but remember, you will have already been paid for the untaken, accrued days from the first part of the year with your original employer.

4.How will I be paid for the accrued but untaken annual leave?

Your current employer will confirm your accrued but untaken leave days and will pay you as part of their normal offboarding pay cycle. Please check with your current employer to find out how this will work.

5. What will happen to any bonuses or allowances and accrued vacation days and leave?

Any accrued bonus and allowances, as well as accrued but unused vacation days will be paid along with your last salary payment from the third-party employer.

6. Can I use the vacation days left instead of having them paid out?

You can use the remaining vacation days as long as your request for time off is approved by the cut-off date for the final month of employment (See: What are cut off dates?). No vacation days can be cancelled or added after the cut-off date. 

7. What is the timeframe for the migration from the local partner and onboarding into the Oyster owned entity?

Overview of migration schedule (dates are approximate only):

August 10 - August 24 Informational emails sent to Team Members
August 24 - August 31 Team Members submit resignation form to the third party employer and sign new employment agreement with Oyster
Early September

Team Members will be onboarded into the Oyster owned entity on a date which has been previously agreed upon with you (preferably September 1 or October 1). Termination must be processed by this point and the previous employer requires at least 3 weeks notice to process this.

Team Members receive payment for vacation days accrued but not taken from the previous employer.