The representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, The State Labor Inspection (SÚIP) and the Police of the Czech Republic have agreed to intensify inspections focused on illegal employment. This is due to an increasing number of illegal workers in the Czech Republic. The number of fines imposed for the first half of 2018 was close to the number of fines imposed for the whole year 2017.
In addition to the already planned inspection activities, irregular inspection events will take place throughout the country from September to December 2018. These inspection events will focus on workplaces such as construction, industrial and assembly manufacturing sites, logistics centers and other. The inspections will aim to detect and eliminate violations of the employment legislation such as illegal employment of Czech nationals, nationals of non-EU and EU countries.
High penalties for employers and illegal workers
A legal entity or a natural person engaged in business activities who employs someone illegally (without an employment contract or a residence permit) may be fined up to CZK 10,000,000.
A person who performs illegal work may be fined up to CZK 100,000.
Accace offers advisory services in the following areas:
- What obligations does the employer have to meet when employing foreigners?
- How does one distinguish illegal work from legal work?