Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / The Azerbaijani Parliament made amendments and supplements to the Administrative Penalty Code which envisages toughening up penalties for violation of the labour bill during sessions of the Parliament.
The chairman of the permanent parliamentary commission on Law Policy and State Building, Ali Huseynov said in compliance with new made changes the State Labour Inspectorate would punish any persons violating the bill.
Huseynov said that persons who violated the labour bill were fined by the State Labour Inspectorate, the Tax Ministry and the State Social Protection Fund. Before the penalty was AZN 3,000, but the new bill envisages a fine in the sum of from AZN 1,100 to AZN 3,300 for individuals, from AZN 5,500 to 38,500 for companies and from AZN 770 to 1,650 for officials.
The new bill also sees penalties for forced labour. According to Huseynov, the bill was mostly violated in the construction sector.
"The labour bill is violated in Azerbaijan by both local and foreign entrepreneurs. Such cases cause alarm. Therefore, toughening up penalties for violations became necessary in the Administrative Penalty Code," Huseynov added.