Social Security has warned on several occasions that citizens who have hired household employees must pay the amounts due and, of course, must register their workers. In fact, the penalties for people who violate this rule are heavy .
In this sense, the salary to be received from these workers must reach, at least, the Minimum Interprofessional Salary (SMI) in force at all times, increased with the apportionment of extraordinary payments. That is, by 2021 this balance cannot be less than 1,108.33 euros per month for people with a full-time employment contract.
However, if the remuneration to be paid to the workers is higher than the SMI, the total amount of the remuneration paid must be declared, increased with the apportionment of extraordinary payments. On the other hand, the employer has the obligation to declare the rest of non-monetary remuneration. In other words, you must also record the accommodation or meals , for example, that constitute the employee’s salary.
Penalties for not paying what is due
Failure to comply with these regulations imposed by the Administration is considered a very serious infraction . According to the Law on Violations and Sanctions in the Social Order, in its article 40, there are a series of sections that establish the amounts by which the Labor Inspection can sanction employers who are not complying with domestic workers.
That is, according to this law, very serious penalties can reach the following amounts:
– In its minimum degree: from 6,251 euros to 25,000 euros.
– In its medium grade: from 25,001 euros to 100,005 euros.
– In its maximum degree: from 100,006 euros to 187,515 euros.