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Moonlighting sanctions increase

Switzerland’s cantons have stepped up measures to combat illegal work, carrying out 11,120 checks across all sectors of the economy last year, 2,000 more than in 2008.

This content was published on June 22, 2010 - 15:32

The number of sanctions, mostly fines, against people violating a new law that came into force in 2008 also increased over the same period, from 1,323 to 1,733.

This showed that the cantons exercised increasing power against moonlighting and that an awareness campaign had been effective, according to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco) on Tuesday.

Undeclared work activity costs the Swiss economy about SFr39 billion ($35 billion) a year, according to the economics ministry.

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