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Dodgy staffing agencies fined €5m for breaking rules last year


Social affairs ministry inspectors and tax officials fined staffing agencies a total €5m for breaking employment rules last year, social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher told parliament on Monday.

The fines, handed out after normal inspections revealed irregularities, included offences such as illegal employment, paying below minimum wage level, forgery of documents and exploitation of workers. 

In total, 1,300 staffing agencies were visited by government inspectors and 42 formal investigations were started, the minister said in a briefing. 


Parliamentary researchers said last year some ...