Labor inspectors found undeclared work and underpaid workers in distribution companies

The inspections of the Independent Labor Inspection Authority are being intensified in companies that employ distributors, due to the existence of indications of increased delinquency in the sector in question. In this context, teams of Labor Inspectors carried out nationwide, during the period August 29-September 15, 2022, checks on companies that employ distributors, in addition to the scheduled checks.

In total, as stated in a related announcement, 1,700 checks were carried out.

During the specific audits, violations related to undeclared work, non-observance of work time limits, non-payment of accrued wages and non-granting of personal protective equipment were found. Increased emphasis was placed on the issue of paying the additional 15% fee for the use and maintenance of the distributors’ two-wheeler, as well as on general equipment maintenance issues.

The following results emerged from the above checks:

– 19 distributors had not been paid the additional fee of 15% for the use and maintenance of the two-wheeler,

– 14 employees were found to be working undeclared,

– for 117 employees there were violations in respect of working time limits.

In total, fines of 373,150.00 euros were imposed by the Labor Inspectorate for these violations.

The Labor Inspectorate-Independent Authority emphasizes that it will continue to carry out audits to comply with the provisions of labor legislation and to ensure the rights of distributors, as well as workers in all sectors of the economy.

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