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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National strategy to reduce illegal work, Romania

02 június 2013
  • Romania
  In view of the high level of informal work in the country, in June 2009 the Romanian Government (Guvernul României) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission for the purpose of creating a ‘Mechanism to monitor, control, and reduce the rate of illegal work in Romania’. The national strategy and action plan form an integral part of an inter-institutional approach to tackle the problem of undeclared work, which includes stiffer penalties for employers found to be in breach of the regulations.  
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    Deterrence: improve detection, Deterrence: increase penalties

Trade union study on the informal economy, Romania

02 június 2013
  • Romania
  The National Trade Union Bloc carried out a study evaluating the magnitude of the informal economy and its impact on the Romanian labour market. According to the study, informal employment in Romania in March 2011 involved 2.9 million persons, 31.4% of total employment, while employment in the informal sector accounted for 1.2 million persons, 13.1% of total employment.  
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    Changing attitudes: awareness raising

Report on informal employment, Romania

28 október 2009
  • Romania
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Builders’ Social Fund, Romania

28 október 2009
  • Romania
  The Builders’ Social Fund (Casa Socială a Constructorilor, CSC) was established in 1998 as a privately run welfare organisation to which the representative trade unions and employer organisations in the construction and building materials sector contribute equally. This framework offers the conditions for a multi-dimensional approach to combating illegal work. Welfare services are only made available to legally employed persons.  
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Sectoral campaigns of the Labour Inspectorate, Romania

28 október 2009
  • Romania
The Labour Inspectorate has developed inspection and awareness-raising campaigns aimed at identifying and controlling undeclared work in economic sectors where it is prevalent. High taxation tends to encourage the grey economy, meaning that employers and employees agree on the minimum legal pay rate and the workers are then paid more in cash, off the record. Labour and tax inspectors must work in close cooperation to combat the problem.
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