Companies who don’t pay their staff wages in Croatia now face being shut down. Bozena Vrbanic, the first ever women Chief State Inspector, says that they will now take a hard line approach to businesses that do not fulfil their obligations to staff. “Companies that do not pay staff wages we will close down for 30 days,” says Vrbanic.
Croatian companies have a reputation of not paying wages on time to staff, and in some cases not paying wages for up to one year. Currently inspectors powers only allow them to fine a company which neglects to pay staff wages and start enforcement proceedings.
The chief state inspector also said she would propose stricter penalties for major irregularities and will direct inspectors to oversee hairdresser’s, builders and childcare workers more stringently.