Illegal employment increases in Poland
Poland has seen an increase in illegal employment, the National Labor Inspectorate (PIP) reported.
“In 2013 PIP inspections showed that 18 percent of Polish companies have employed people without a work agreement, and it appeared that about 13,100 employees were working illegally,” the Polish business daily Puls Biznesu wrote based on PIP data.
The increasing number of offenses detected is the result of strengthened inspections criteria, PIP explained.
Another reason behind the increase of illegal employment has been the struggling Polish economy.
“The proportion of companies that has hired employees without a contract is correlated with the dynamics of the economic growth in Poland,” Puls Biznesu wrote.
Illegal employment is the most serious but not the only violation of employment law. An even greater phenomenon is the delay of social security tax payments by employers, according to the paper.
“In 2013 as much as 27 percent of employees did not have their social security taxes paid on time,” according to PIP report.