Employers will be forced to raise salaries

27 October 2012 10:10  13523289 223830
Employers will be forced to raise salaries

Soon it will become unprofitable to pay employees minimum wage. The government allowed inspectors of work safety and tax officers to organize mass inspections. Now, if according to the schedule of wages an employee receives the legal minimum salary, it can be the reason for the unexpected visit of an auditor. Many firms today avoid taxation that way, and the real wages are paid in the envelope.

Experts estimate that our citizens unofficially receive about 170 billion hryvnias a year. If this money are sent in a legitimate channel, the problem of the Pension Fund deficit will disappear.

The frequency of inspections now depends on compliance with labor law. This provision was entered into Ukrainian legislation two years ago, and just recently the government introduced amendments to it. Now the "high risk" category may be applied to firms delaying salaries for more than two months (60 days) or pay the majority of staff the statutory minimum wages. "In the previous version of the document the most risky businesses were considered those that pay employees below minimum wages - says independent legal consultant in the field of labor law Boris Kozlenko. - Salaries of staff at the minimum level were the factor of moderate risk if that minimum wages were paid to highly qualified employees.Now the level of personnel qualification does not matter, but the number of people in the company who get the statutory minimum salary will be an important factor."

Source: http://svetiteni.com.ua/

Tags: labor law, minimum wage, inspection

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Рита  27/10/2012 10:55 am

Идиоты. Никогда такими методами никто не мог добиться детенизации зарплат. У нас самые высокие налоги из развивающихся экономик. Заинтересуйте работодателя и не мешайте, сами охренеете от роста кол-ва трудящихся в стране. А так - сократят работающих и будут тупо откупаться от проверок и выкручиваться.

АлИч  27/10/2012 10:47 am

оклад работника равен установленной законом минимальной зарплате — многие фирмы таким образом сегодня уходят от налогообложения. А реальная зарплата выплачивается в конверте. (с)
А у которых з/п только в конвертах? Как бы не уменьшился списочный состав, при этом раскладе. Ну и естественно грядёт крышевание контролируещими органами.

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