Action against illegal labour

23rd April 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 April 2007, THE HAGUE – Authorities in four regions are cracking down on illegal and under-the-table work in restaurants, bars and other catering establishments (the "horeca" sector).

23 April 2007

THE HAGUE – Authorities in four regions are cracking down on illegal and under-the-table work in restaurants, bars and other catering establishments (the "horeca" sector).

The labour inspectorate, tax authority, UWV benefits administration, aliens' police and municipalities are cooperating in "Horeca Intervention teams" in Gelderland, Zuid-Limburg, the three northern provinces and the northern part of Noord-Holland.

The labour inspectorate announced this on Monday. In particular, snack bars, shoarma shops, and restaurants with foreign cuisine can expect a visit. Checks by the intervention teams in different regions last year indicated that about a quarter of the businesses visited were employing illegal aliens.

Personnel must be able to identity themselves during these checks for under-the-table work, permits, illegal labour and housing for employees.

Workers who cannot show identification can be fined on the spot. Employers found to be involved in fraud will also be fined and forced to pay any back taxes or premiums.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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