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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Labour Inspectorate campaign, Hungary

02 Birželis 2013
  • Hungary
  Inspections and penalties are used in Hungary to curb the undeclared economy. The Hungarian Labour Inspectorate (OMMF) is a central agency under the control of the Minister of Employment, in charge of supervising (legal) employment and the safety of employees. The inspection campaign for 2012 aimed to spread information countrywide concerning the benefits of legal employment, to offer consultancy services for employers and potential employees and to carry out inspections with the aim of increasing legal employment figures.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

Simplified Employment Act, Hungary

02 Birželis 2013
  • Hungary
  In 2010, the Hungarian government introduced the Simplified Employment Act (2010/LXXV) to facilitate seasonal and casual employment notifications, reports and payments. The regulations of the Act can be viewed, and are viewed at political level, to be an anticipatory measure to tackle undeclared work. Official data shows that those employers who normally notify the authorities anyway are the most likely to use the new system. However, it is still unclear whether it will regularise the Hungarian labour market.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Reducing undeclared work in construction sector, Hungary

28 Spalis 2009
  • Hungary
The Hungarian construction sector is characterised by a substantial number of micro and small enterprises; it is also highly susceptible to various forms of undeclared work. Employers frequently officially pay their workers the minimum wage and then add an undeclared portion to the payment. The social partners reached a sectoral collective agreement in 2005, setting out formal occupational pay rates and higher minimum wages.
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