Crackdown on firms that falsely designate staff as self-employed
It is understood that Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty believes the current regime does not provide enough of a deterrent
Companies that falsely designate staff as self-employed are facing higher fines of up to €25,000, as part of a new government crackdown.
The new initiative will also see a focus on the increasing use of self-employed contractors in professional sectors, as well as on more traditional targets such as bogus sub-contractors on construction sites.
Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty plans to bring forward legislation to increase the penalties for employers who deliberately classify permanent staff...
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