Newsletter 04 2011
The Social Criminal Code
became effective on 1 july 2011
The law introducing the Social Criminal Code became effective on 1 July 2011.
By introducing the Social Criminal Code the legislator aims at
establishing a clear and coordinated whole of the sanctions that may be
imposed in case of violation of the employment and industrial relations
legislation and of the social security legislation by
1. bringing together the stipulations relating to the three phases of
the process leading to a possible implementation of sanctions
(investigation decision prosecution);
2. summing up all violations
of the social criminal legislation exhaustively in a thematic
3. subdividing the sanctions in 4 levels depending
on the deemed seriousness of the violations.
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