Violetta Żukowska, an expert of the Employers of Poland, gives a negative opinion on the idea of the National Labour Inspectorate (PIP), concerning the inspection of legality of employment without giving employers prior notice.
- The lack of prior information on the inspections carried out by the PIP may result in disruption of work in a company, and still the aim of the law that is binding in this field is just to prevent such a situation - says Violetta Żukowska. Besides, it should be also remembered that although the employer is informed about the inspection in advance, he/she does not know the exact date of its carrying out. It should be also noted that in some justified cases - such as life- or health threats, and under the ILO (International Labour Organization) Convention No. 81 concerning labour inspection in industry and commerce - such a control may be initiated without prior notice.
The employer in Poland must be prepared for inspections carried out by a number of independent institutions, e.g. the tax office, social security or labour inspection. In practice, the check carried out by various subjects may last ceaselessly, and the provisions that are to protect companies in fact do not apply. - That's why we call for reducing the total duration of all the inspections of an entrepreneur during a year - adds the expert of the organization.