HCM CITY (VNS)— The city plans to beef up inspections at businesses this year in an effort to curb the number of violations related to social-insurance payments and contributions.
Inspections at nearly 2,150 companies in HCM City last year found many kinds of violations at 128 businesses, according to the city's Social Insurance Agency and the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' inspectorate.
Ninety-five of the 128 enterprises paid fines totalling VND2.3 billion (US$109,000), Huynh Tan Dung, head of the inspectorate, told participants at a workshop held in HCM City yesterday.
Among other violations, the city's Social Insurance Agency sued 594 enterprises for failing to contribute a total of VND236.9 billion ($11 million) in social insurance contributions to the city fund.
The agency has since that time recovered a total of VND64.5 billion ($3 million).
Nguyen Dang Tien, deputy head of the Social Insurance Agency, said the inspectorate had been offering guidance to over 1,700 enterprises on social insurance laws and obligations.
More than 56 per cent of the companies have paid their debts, Tien said.
Inspections also found that four employees at Freetrend Industrial Viet Nam Co Ltd in Thu Duc District filed phony records to get paid leave.
Dung said that three employees at VinaWood Co Ltd also filed phony papers to get social insurance payments. —VNS