Crackdown on firms that falsely designate staff as self-employed

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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