Safety in the workplace, blockade for companies with 10% of irregular or unjustified self-employed workers

16/12/2021 – Squeeze on irregular work in companies. The conversion law of the Tax Decree (DL 146/2021). The decree, we remind you, provides for the suspension of activity, fines and the prohibition of participation in tenders for companies that employ illegal workers.

Compared to the initial version, the final text establishes that workers employed with occasional self-employment contract in the event that the legal conditions are not met.

Work safety and irregular workers

The law brings 20% to 10% the minimum quota of irregular workers who, if discovered by the labor inspectorate during an inspection, triggers the suspension of the activity.

Suspension is also envisaged in the presence of serious violations in the matter of protection of health and safety at work, which will be identified with a decree of the Ministry of Labor.

Safety at work and self-employed workers

In the event of an inspection, companies must justify the presence of self-employed workers and, in the event that these workers are employed in the absence of the conditions required by the legislation, the activities will be blocked.

To avoid evasive phenomena, clients must notify the employment of self-employed workers to the Labor Inspectorate. In case of violation of the obligations, fines from 500 to 2500 euros are foreseen.

Suspension of activities, the employer continues to pay the workers

In the event that, due to the presence of irregularities, the company is subject to suspension of activities, for the period of suspension it cannot contract with the Public Administration.

The employer is in any case obliged to pay wages and contributions.

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