Smarter, more effective and more efficient supervision

The Netherlands Labour Authority combines the organisations and the activities of the former Labour Inspectorate, the Work and Income Inspectorate and the Social and Intelligence Investigation Service of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

By combining the three organisations, the supervision of the compliance with rules and regulations across the whole range of Social Affairs and Employment is organised in a smarter, more effective and more efficient way. This is done on the basis of SZW-wide risk analyses and by applying a smart mix of:

  • preventive actions (information about rights and obligations);
  • inspections;
  • investigations;
  • repressive interventions (such as fines and the enforcement of criminal law).