The department of Employment have created an online mailbox for reporting work related fraud anonymously.
Previously, illegal workers were nervous of reporting an irregularity because they had to give their details, even though the information was know to the work inspectors, but was never communicated to the employer.
Now the process is totally anonymous.
The move is clearly aimed at detecting those companies that hire under the table workers, or issue part time contracts and then force their workers to work eight hours or more , and also those people who are collecting unemployment benefits and working on the black .
There is a danger of baseless allegations fueled by quarrels between neighbors, competitors or by disgruntled employees, but on balance the authorities feel this measure should highlight firms that try to obtain cheap labor in exploitative work conditions. To access the complaint form see here: