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Inspectors fine for illegal work

THE NATIONAL Labour Inspectorate (NIP) found 190 illegal employees out of 18,371 people inspected over the second half of last year. Inspectors have fined 36 entities Sk1.58 million for labour violations, according to NIP information.

NIP inspectors checked 1,676 entities in the second half of 2001 for violations, and had 2,219 cases pertaining to the Labour Code. The vast majority of cases involved employees ignoring the code's provisions regarding night work and overtime work.

The greatest number of violations was reported among limited liability companies, with 1,299 cases, and among self-employed private individuals, with 987 cases. The smallest number of violations was reported in state-run or state-funded companies and organisations.

NIP authorities have been conducting illegal labour inspections since July 1, 2001.

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