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Customs controlled the hotel and catering industry

Saarbrücken / Kaiserslautern / Landau (ots) - On September 04th and 08th, 65 customs officers from the main customs office in Saarbrücken checked the employment relationships in the hotel and restaurant industry in Saarland and southern Rhineland-Palatinate. Companies at tourist destinations were of particular interest.

A total of 63 employers with the 182 workers found there were checked over the two days. On the one hand, the focus of customs was on whether workers receive the minimum wage of currently € 9,19. On the other hand, it was also checked whether the employers had properly registered their service staff and thus paid the social security contributions properly.

The checks revealed 59 suspicions, including those
for example:
- Minimum wage violations
- Abuse of performance (unjustified receipt of
Social benefits)
- Social security evasion (withholding and embezzlement of
Wages according to § 266 a StGB) In order to get an even better picture of the employment situation directly on site, various customs cooperation authorities accompanied the measures. For example, the St. Wendel and Kaiserslautern job centers were present during the controls, which immediately checked whether employees were entitled to social benefits.

“This cooperation is important in order to get a comprehensive overview of the employment relationship as quickly as possible. This is important for our further course of action, but also for the external impact on employers and employees, ”says Hans Barth, head of the main customs office in Saarbrücken.

Following the controls, the information is now checked and, if necessary, compared with the business documents in order to uncover irregularities. The evaluation of the reviews is still ongoing.

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Originally written by: Hauptzollamt Saarbrücken

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