Tackling undeclared work database

Undeclared work can be defined as work which is in itself legal but is not declared to the authorities for tax, social security and/or labour law purposes. Across the 28 Member States of the European Union, a great deal of effort is being invested into developing and testing policy measures that aim to tackle undeclared work.

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Unemployed attendance scheme, Czech Republic

02 Červen 2013
  • Czech Republic
  A two-year project, ‘Attendance of the Unemployed’, is being used as a control mechanism by the Employment Office of the Czech Republic for selected job applicants who are obliged to attend the Czech POINT contact office at branches of Czech Post three times a week. The project is a joint endeavour of the Employment Office, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Czech Post, and is financed by the European Social Fund and the Czech state budget.  
  • Type of measure:

    Prevention

Undeclared work inspections, Czech Republic

02 Červen 2013
  • Czech Republic
  In order to cut down on the numbers of illegally employed citizens of the Czech Republic as well as foreign nationals and to enhance the client-oriented approach in employment services, a new system of undeclared work inspections has been introduced. The project is being implemented by the State Labour Inspection Office with its partners, the Employment Office of the Czech Republic and the Czech Social Security Administration. The duration of the project is two and a half years.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

Multiministerial body to combat illegal employment of foreign workers, Czech Republic

28 Říjen 2009
  • Czech Republic
  The Multiministerial Body for Combating the Illegal Employment of Foreign Workers is a government body which was established in 2000, bringing together representatives of the government, social partners and of private and research institutions that deal with the issue of foreign workers. The body’s tasks include monitoring the illegal employment of foreign workers, making legislative recommendations, coordinating the control operations of various authorities and proposing preventive measures.  
  • Sectors

  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Prevention

Employment Act and the fight against illegal labour, Czech Republic

28 Říjen 2009
  • Czech Republic
  In the Czech Republic, the first political steps against illegal employment were not taken until the start of this century. The 2004 Act on employment established a definition of illegal labour in Czech law and strengthened control mechanisms in this area. Prohibiting illegal employment and introducing penalties for offenders was certainly a step in the right direction in an effort to restrict this phenomenon. However, detecting illegal employment and enforcing the law in cases of undeclared work are still highly problematic in practice.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Deterrence: increase penalties

System to improve access to employment for Ukrainian citizens, Czech Republic

28 Říjen 2009
  • Czech Republic
  The presence of Ukrainian citizens in the Czech labour market is often associated with the informal economy. They come to the Czech Republic through a ‘client system’, by which migration and work is brokered for them quickly and easily, but also on the fringes of the law, which results in their exploitation. The project sought to offer potential immigrants information, a comprehensive migration service and work through legal channels.  
  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising, Prevention