Employment of foreigners: Fines of up to 10,000 euros

Penalties for companies or employers who violate the law on foreigners, which entered into force on 1 April, amount from 500 to ten thousands euros.

The law provides penalties for foreigners from 60 to 1.2 thousand euros.

A fine of one thousand to ten thousand euros shall be imposed on the employer or company if it employs the stranger on the job for which he has not been granted permission to stay and work, or a work registration certificate.

The same penalty amount is provided for the employer if in the business premises or place of work of a foreigner it has no copy of the permit to stay and work, or a copy of the work registration certificate of a foreigner who works for him.

“A fine of thousand to ten thousand euros shall be imposed if the employer does not notify the Ministry on the termination of employment of the stranger before the expiry of the permit to stay and work, no later than eight days from the date of termination of employment of the stranger”, according to the Act.

The same amount of punishment is also provided for the employer who employs the stranger who resides illegally in Montenegro.

The temporary residence and work permit for employment and seasonal employment, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, shall be issued to a stranger who meets the prescribed requirements, and who submitts a written offer of the employer for hiring a foreigner at the specific workplace as evidence of request justification.

An employer can provide this written offer after receiving confirmation from the Employment Service (ZZZCG) that the records contains no unemployed who meet the requirements for engaging in the activities to which the offer relates or the person registered with the Department has refused these jobs.

A fine of one thousand to ten thousand euros shall be imposed if the employer has given a written offer prior to receiving confirmation from ZZZCG.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro