Sunday, August 5, 2012

Under the Table

Effetto Venezia, LivornoA few days ago checks on eight restaurants at “Effetto Venezia” have found 22 workers “paid under the table”, some of then minors. Fines amounted to 55 thousand Euro and five businesses were immediately shut down. Four of them were able to reopen after paying up front a first fine of 1500 Euro.

Search labels: Effetto Venezia
External links: Effetto Venezia, scoperti 22 lavoratori al nero (Il Tirreno, in Italian)

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a sad situation VP.

Michelle said...

Terrible business practices.

Randy said...

Oh that's not good. Nice shot.

Dina said...

The picture looks top-heavy, wonderfully strange.
Too bad about the statistics though.

Stefan Jansson said...

And if they look harder they will probably find a few more. Same situation in Stockholm.

Andy said...

I know the meaning of “paid under the table”... but it sounded so funny when applied to restaurant workers.

Halcyon said...

That's too bad. They need to find legal ways to let people work.

JM said...

Here the great majority of people working in cafés or restaurants is Brazilian. I question myself many times about all being legal immigrants and, if not, how they get paid.

Merisi said...

Shameful, even more so since hospitality workers are paid very little anyway.

I remember when they checked the bills up in the more luxurious mountain resorts, like Cortina d'Ampezzo. I wonder what came of that, if anybody actually paid a fine and if they are now paying their fair share of taxes.

I have come across quite a few restaurants where they thought they can get away by giving me a handwritten receipt, not the required bollettino. And it did not matter that we all spoke Italian.

cieldequimper said...

It happens here too, with family members... That's a very nice photo though, I like the evening light.

Arianna said...

E' giusto, purtroppo il lavoro a nero è più diffuso di quel che si pensi! Ciao, Arianna

Lois Evensen said...

Some always try to beat the system....

Happy Sunday,
Lois

Jack said...

I love this photo. It must be a great place for a meal.

Lots of business owners think they need to cut corners in order to succeed in business. They must figure that no one will find out.