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Slovak government inspectors impose fines of €123,000 for illegal work

The Labour Ministry, Tax Inspectorate and other relevant authorities imposed a total of nearly €123,000 in fines for illegal work at places of employment in the latter half of 2008, says a report from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and the Family submitted to the government on April 15.

The Labour Ministry, Tax Inspectorate and other relevant authorities imposed a total of nearly €123,000 in fines for illegal work at places of employment in the latter half of 2008, says a report from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and the Family submitted to the government on April 15.

In the 15,881 checks carried out, inspectors uncovered 1,481 cases of regulations being flouted and imposed 748 fines, according to the document, the TASR newswire reported. Of the 9,894 persons inspected, 635 were found to be working illegally (of whom 285 were women, 25 juveniles, and 9 foreigners). Most infractions were committed in the retail and wholesale sectors and the catering industry. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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