Bratislava, April 11 (TASR) – Control authorities carried out 25,931 inspections aimed at stopping illegal labour last year, according to a report on discovering and combating illegal labour for 2016, presented by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry and acknowledged by the Cabinet at its session on Tuesday.
Within these inspections, labour inspectors checked 23,416 employers and 60,349 persons who carried out work at their workplaces.
“Inspections unveiled 1,311 employers violating the illegal employment ban by illegally employing 2,924 private individuals,” reads the ministry’s report.
The number of illegally employed persons found last year was the highest compared to the previous three years. While 2,924 illegally employed persons were found last year, their number amounted to 2,686 in 2015, which means there was an increase of 8.86 percent in 2016. Inspectors found 2,335 illegal labourers in 2014, which is an increase of 25.23 percent from 2016 and the number of illegal labourers found by inspectors in 2013 was 1,323, up 121.4 percent from 2016.
“The total of 2,924 illegally employed private individuals included 900 illegally employed women and 2,024 men. Of these, 45 were illegally employed youth (between 15 and 18 years of age), 178 were illegally employed foreigners who had a residence permit in Slovakia and 42 foreigners who did not have a residence permit in Slovakia,” added the ministry.