Budapest, March 2 (MTI) – Hungary’s labour authority checked on over 18,000 employers last year, and found that 73 percent of them had violated labour regulations, the economy ministry reported on Monday.
In its report, the ministry noted that the ratio was slightly up from the previous year, when 70 percent of the employers screened had been found to violate the rules.
According to the report, 11,540 people had been employed illegally in 2014, 36 percent of them working in the construction sector. Security services and retail trade are two other sectors “infected” with illegal employment, the report said.
The irregularities identified also included the violation of rules concerning working hours and holidays, the calculation of wages and timely payments, as well as those of work administration, the report said.