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In the first weeks of Polish independence, the Interim Order, which was published in the Journal of Law on 13 January 1919, entered into force and introduced the labour inspectorate and its area of activity. Documents found by the author at the Warsaw Archives show that the inspectors had already begun control activities in the invaded Warsaw at the turn of 1915. They operated as part of the Labour Inspectorate of the Warsaw Citizens’ Committee. Their activity and the developed procedures allowed for the Interim Order to come into force within weeks of Poland regaining independence.