Skip to Main Content

Labour inspection

What is labour inspection?

"Labour inspection is an essential part of the labour administration system, exercising the fundamental function of labour law enforcement and effective compliance. It ensures fairness in the workplace and helps promote economic development. In essence, the institution of labour inspection has a twofold nature. On the one hand, it supervises the enforcement of legal provisions, particularly with regard to workers? rights. [...] On the other hand, labour inspection provides information and advice, as well as training. This dual nature means that labour inspection systems play a key role in the world of work".

Labour administration and labour inspection, Report V, International Labour Conference, 100th Session, Geneva, 2011