Supervision and investigation tasks

  • Supervision of compliance with the regulations in the area of working conditions and the prevention of major hazards involving dangerous substances.
  • Supervision of compliance with the regulations concerning illegal employment and minimum wages.
  • Offering an insight into the effectiveness of the system of work and income by studying the implementation of social security acts by the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) and municipalities.
  • Detection of fraud, exploitation and organised crime within the chain of work and income (labour exploitation, human trafficking and large scale fraud in the area of social security).This is carried out under the direction of the Public Prosecution Service.

The Inspectorate SZW also monitors risks and relevant developments in the policy fields of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and reports these to ministers, state secretaries and policy makers.