The number of people reported by labour inspectors to be engaged in undeclared work rocketed from the 692 recorded in 2012 to a total of 1,323 in 2013, according to a report acknowledged by the government on April 2.
The number of inspections carried out at companies in 2013 rose accordingly year-on-year. While labour centre inspectors and employees of the National Labour Inspectorate (NIP) carried out a total of 12,103 checks involving 10,947 companies and 41,538 individuals in 2012, the figures rose to as many as 20,692 checks involving 18,558 employers and 58,029 individuals a year later.
As for the results of the checks, 658 employers were found to have broken the respective regulations, and totally 1,323 people were reported to be engaged in undeclared and/or illegal work in 2013. In 2012, the figures stood at 359 companies and 692 people, respectively, the TASR newswire quoted from the report. The inspectors also discovered 22 immigrants illegally employed in Slovakia in 2013. Most of them were from China, Vietnam, Poland, Albania, Macedonia and South Korea. Based on the checks in 2013, inspectors imposed fines totalling €1.01 million on 441 employers.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Apr 2014 at 14:00