Hungary - Labour related irregularities on the increase - November 30, 2017

An inspection report has revealed that labour related infringements were found at more than 70% of the inspected workplaces in the first 9 months of 2017. The authorities inspected 14,000 employers and 60,000 employees, respectively. According to the findings, the rate of illegal hiring has grown from 11.6% in 2016 to 16% in 2017, mostly in construction, agriculture and security companies. In most cases, the employer does not register the employee and does not pay legal taxes. Another tax-avoiding practice is registering the employee as part-time, while he or she works full-time.

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