Harsher penalties on the way for worker exploitation

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The labour ministry is preparing new legislation laying down heftier fines on employers who exploit their workers, as well as cracking down on undeclared work, minister Zeta Emilianidou revealed on Monday.

She was speaking to MPs during a discussion of the labour ministry’s budget for 2017.

The minister said an “umbrella law” is being prepared dealing with all matters relating to workers’ rights, including minimum salary, work hours and overtime pay.

The new legislation provides for an administrative fine of €3,500 for each violation of a worker’s rights by an employer.

Currently the law...


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Harsher penalties on the way for worker exploitation


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