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Labour Minister approves sanctions against employers of illegal immigrants

Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Viera Tomanová said on May 30 in Brussels that she agrees with the European Commission's plan to deal more strictly with employers of illegal immigrants.

Tomanová was speaking at a session of the EU Employment and Social Policy Council.

The proposal seeks to penalize employers, not employees, and the sanctions should relate not only to the owners of the companies, but also to private parties acting as employers.

According to the proposal, employers will have to verify whether the citizen of a third country [a country that is not part of the EU] that they intend to employ has a residence permit.

They will also have to inform the relevant administrative offices. If they fail to do so, they could be fined, and in serious cases the Commission proposes imprisonment. This should also be applied in cases when the employer knows that his employee is a victim of human trafficking.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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