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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Identity card for construction sector, Luxembourg

02 Meitheamh 2013
  • Luxembourg
  The social partners of construction in a tripartite meeting in 2012 decided to introduce an ID card for every worker on a construction site. This will make control by the Labour inspection easier in a sector that is experiencing competition on the basis of low prices that could contribute to the non-respect of Luxembourg legislation.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

Interadministrative unit for combating illegal work, Luxembourg

28 Deireadh Fómhair 2009
  • Luxembourg
  The Interadministrative unit for combating illegal work was set up in 2000. It is capable of mobilising over 200 officials from six to eight ministries, administrations or public establishments if required. It has carried out a number of unannounced inspections at construction sites nationwide. Membership of inspection teams varies. The Labour and Mines Inspectorate is the driving force behind and coordinator of this informal unit. Cross-border cooperation occurs in some cases.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

New scheme for employing domestic workers, Luxembourg

28 Deireadh Fómhair 2009
  • Luxembourg
  • Type of measure: