Peer Review on “Control and prevention of undeclared work in complex chains of economic activity”, 4-5 May 2021

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The peer review was hosted by the Slovak Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family and focused on tools and approaches aimed at tackling undeclared work occurring in chains of economic activity.

The authorities in Slovakia are preparing the adjustment of the current legislation in terms of improving the efficiency of control and prevention of undeclared work in Slovakia. The event focused on undeclared work occurring in complex chains of economic activity, such as:

  • when several entities are involved in the employment relationship between the labour service supplier and the labour service receiver. One or more entities that have a contractual relationship with the employee, such as the temporary work agency, and the end employer
  • where workers are provided from one employer to other employers, without necessarily an involvement of temporary agency
  • situations where chains of activity involve cases of “the letterbox companies”, companies which do not have any official address of settlement and work only through the letterboxes, also often registered and operating from abroad
  • the need to differentiate in such complex chains between the contractual relationship of employment and other types of activity, such as providing business services
Period04 May 2021

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  • TitlePeer Review on “Control and prevention of undeclared work in complex chains of economic activity”, 4-5 May 2021
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEuropean Commission
    Media typeWeb
    CountrySlovakia
    Date04/05/2021
    DescriptionThe peer review was hosted by the Slovak Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family and focused on tools and approaches aimed at tackling undeclared work occurring in chains of economic activity.

    The authorities in Slovakia are preparing the adjustment of the current legislation in terms of improving the efficiency of control and prevention of undeclared work in Slovakia. The event focused on undeclared work occurring in complex chains of economic activity, such as:

    when several entities are involved in the employment relationship between the labour service supplier and the labour service receiver. One or more entities that have a contractual relationship with the employee, such as the temporary work agency, and the end employer where workers are provided from one employer to other employers, without necessarily an involvement of temporary agency situations where chains of activity involve cases of “the letterbox companies”, companies which do not have any official address of settlement and work only through the letterboxes, also often registered and operating from abroad the need to differentiate in such complex chains between the contractual relationship of employment and other types of activity, such as providing business services
    URLhttps://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=1047&furtherNews=yes&newsId=9896
    PersonsThomas Hastings