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Customs fights against undeclared work - focus: freight forwarding, transport and logistics

Saarbrücken / Landau / Kaiserslautern (ots) - On September 18, the main customs office in Saarbrücken in Saarland and southern Rhineland-Palatinate inspected a total of 32 companies in the freight forwarding, transport and logistics industry, including the drivers, warehouse workers, dispatchers and order pickers found there.

The aim of the reviews was to combat undeclared work and illegal employment. 64 customs officers were deployed at the Kaiserslautern, Landau and Saarbrücken locations.

The following indications for further checks emerged:
- 11 x withholding social security contributions (§ 266 a
Penal code; Withholding and embezzlement of wages)
- 10 x suspected violation of minimum wages In addition, there was occasional suspicion of employment as a foreigner, bogus self-employment and abuse of performance.

The persons found were asked about their employment relationships. Among other things, they provided information about your employer, the duration of the employment relationship, wages and the daily or weekly working hours. In the course of these evaluations, a decision is made as to whether a business document review of the respective companies follows.

The evaluation of the reviews is still ongoing.

The inspections by the main customs office in Saarbrücken were part of the nationwide tests in the freight forwarding, transport and logistics sector.

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Originally written by: Hauptzollamt Saarbrücken

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