Two weeks after the deadline has passed for private companies to pay recourse for vacation, 70 people reported in the State Labor Inspectorate (SLI) that money had not been paid to them. Of these 70 reports, only eight were anonymous, and the others were public.
Representatives of the inspectorate say they expect to receive other reports as well.
– The reports are mainly from workers who worked six months in the firms, but after their employment was terminated, recourse for annual leave was not paid to them. So far there are only 70 reports, but it only two weeks from the expiration of the deadline have passed. We expect to receive more reports in the days to come – say representatives of the inspectorate.
Once citizens report that the recourse was not paid to them, inspectorate checks if the worker indeed met the K15 requirements, and if it really was not paid, it brings a decision by which it orders the company to pay the recourse. If the company does not comply with the decision, the inspectorate files a request for initiating criminal proceedings against the company. Fines for this act are from 2,000 to 3,000 euros for the company and from 500 to 1,000 euros for the responsible person.
The workers who didn’t receive K15 can report it through the website of the SLI and telephone numbers that are announced on its website.