Within the week, the fines of the vaccinated workers who were identified by PS ERGANI for not having done the second rapid test will be determined..
The number of employees who did not do a rapid test is 21.000 however this week the crossings will take place in order to determine the reason why the second rapid test was not performed.
For example it will be crossed if the employee was on leave or missing for some other reason. Then after the intersections and if the interventions are found, the fines of the employees and the employers will be set..
The fines will start to be sent in the next few days and relate to the first three weeks of implementation of the measure and in particular the period from 18 October to 7 November.
The Labor Inspection Body will therefore have the floor (SEPE) which according to the Ministerial Decision for rapid tests on unvaccinated workers is competent to impose fines after receiving the final file of offenders from ERGANI.
The fines provided to employees for each rapid test they have not done are 300 euros for them full-time and 150 for part-time workers.
In the case of undeclared rapid tests, SEPE will be able to impose fines not only on employers but also on employees who as unvaccinated did not implement the decision on coronavirus protection measures.
Certificate of fine
The confirmation of the fine by SEPE is done automatically and is notified to the employee by any means (e.g. post office) at his home address, in his work, by email but also to the employer.
The employee can only object electronically within 5 days. The objection is examined within 15 days and if the fine is rejected, it is confirmed and sent to the Tax Office of the offender.
The administrative fine is certified within 15 days from the date of notification of the act of imposition of a fine by the competent service of S.E.P.E.. by sending to the Tax Office of residence of the offender of the legal title, according to the article 2 of the Public Revenue Collection Code (ν.δ. 356/1974, A’ 90), and is included as income in the Detailed Revenue account (Α.Λ.Ε) 1560925001 "Fines for infringements of the urgent measures to control the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus".
According to the decision that makes diagnostic tests for coronavirus mandatory, Vaccinated private sector workers should come to work with a negative result rapid 48 hours before taking up their duties.
The performance of the tests started from 18 October once a week and from 6 November is 2 times a week.
The fine reaches 300 euros for each mandatory test which was not done if the employee is full time and 150 euros if it is part-time.
New fines for employers
Employers will also pay fines as they are obliged to refuse the job offer from the unvaccinated employee who does not comply with the obligation of diagnostic tests, so he has the right not to pay a salary for as long as the above obligation is not complied with..
Fines are even heavier for employers and start from 300-1.500 euro. Specifically, the employer is fined 500 euros per employee, in case the employee has not made a statement of the result of the diagnostic test.
In the case now that an employee is at work while he has declared a positive result, the fine reaches 1.500 euro.
In more detail, the administrative sanctions, imposed by the authorities responsible for the detection of infringements hereof and for the imposition of relevant sanctions on employers, in whose place the work is provided, are the folowing:
a) in case of breach of the obligations of the employers a fine is imposed on the employer 1.500 euros per employee, while a positive result has been registered during the diagnostic test,
b) in case of breach of the obligations of the employers a fine is imposed on the employer 300 euros once,
c) in case of non-submission by the employer of the relevant declaration, a fine is imposed on the employer 2.000 euro,
d) in case of submission of a false declaration by the employer, a fine is imposed on the employer 10.000 euro.