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Aspects of social audit: accounting of working hours and payments to staff

Aspects of social audit: accounting of working hours and payments to staffIn this article we will continue to consider the situations of social audits. Probably, to some of the employers, it will seem very familiar and similar to their organization. So:

A large number of migrants work in production. It is no secret that many of them come to Russia to earn as much money as possible and, thereby, provide for their families. The bulk of migrants today are low-skilled employees, whom the employer can apply for work only in accordance with the information specified in the patent. As a rule, these are low paid positions. And in order to get a “good” salary, migrants are ready to work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. And they get it from their employer.

In terms of employee satisfaction: the employer seems to be going towards the employees!

We analyze the situation further: the minimum wage and 5-day work week are fixed in the employment contract with employees. The employer himself understands that it is extremely difficult to find employees for such working conditions. In order to become more attractive to employees, the organization has developed a system of bonuses based on piece-rate payment.

Employees are delighted! They can work a lot and get a decent, in their opinion, wages.

The only thing is that Art. 99 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation establishes the rules that:

  • the duration of overtime work must not exceed 4 hours for each employee for two consecutive days and 120 hours per year;
  • the employer must provide accurate accounting of the overtime work of each employee.

When checking the documents and during the interviews, it was found that employees actually work 12 hours 6 days a week, which in terms of overtime work is much higher than the permissible 120 hours per year even with the summarized working time entered in the organization. According to the employer, monetary remuneration with such a work schedule is compensated by a premium.

And accounting of overtime work in an organization is not kept at all.

There is no overtime in the organization with such a schedule!

From the point of view of social audit: the situation described above reflects non-conformities, since one of the main tasks facing the employer in terms of social responsibility is to preserve the health of the employee.

Anna Poluektova
Deputy Head
Social auditor
info@tms-cs.ru