Targeted inspections on a pan-Cypriot basis were carried out in July in hotel units by the Inspection Service of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance
The Inspection Service of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance carried out targeted inspections on a pan-Cypriot basis in July in hotel units, identifying 43 workers who were undeclared to the Social Insurance Fund, as a result of which it issued 20 Violation Notices and 19 Fines, amounting to €49,000.
According to an announcement by the Inspection Service of the Ministry of Labour, during the inspections carried out in the context of the effort to combat undeclared work and the control of compliance with Basic Labor Legislation, checks were carried out on 90 premises, where 90 employers were identified with the total number of workers identified amounting to to 1,424. (620 men and 804 women).
In detail, 554 were Greek Cypriots, 520 citizens of the European Union, 316 foreigners from Third Countries and 34 Turkish Cypriots.
The Inspection Service of the Ministry of Labor states that “the purpose of the campaign was to raise the awareness of all those employed in the economic activities in question, regarding the consequences of undeclared work and non-compliance with the provisions of the relevant legislation”.
< p class="text-paragraph">It states that in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Legislation, in case of detection of an undeclared person in the Social Insurance Fund, an administrative fine of €500 multiplied by 7 months is issued, unless it is proven from the employer's side that the period of infringement was shorter.
It adds that if it is proven that the period of violation was longer, the fine is multiplied by the actual months.
End , the Inspection Service of the Ministry of Labor reports that anonymous/named complaints/information regarding undeclared work or violation of employment conditions are accepted on the Cyprus national telephone line 77778577.