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 classification; and

3. subdividing the sanctions in 4 levels depending on the deemed seriousness of the violations.

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