15,000 enterprises and sole traders pay less than subsistence wage worth of salary in 2006, reports Federal Tax Service

‘15,000 enterprises and sole traders paid less than the subsistence wage worth of official salary in 2006,’ Head of Federal Tax Service in Sverdlovsk Region Gennady Bezrukov announced at a press conference.

‘Following our inspections, 91% of these businesses introduced pay rises to the subsistence wage or more, but the region’s economically depressed areas still have companies with the same low salaries,’ Mr. Bezrukov said.

‘At the same time, a number of companies came up with the new ways of paying very low official salaries such as outsourcing and outstaffing: companies are set up as organizations of the disabled, offering their employees to other companies,’ he noted.


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