In 2013, Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi employed young people during its election campaign. After the campaign, the Economy Ministry received dozens of complaints from Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi young workers who claimed that they were paid below minimum wage, were not paid at all or received their salaries late. In response, the Economy Ministry announced that the party will be fined more than a million shekels.
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The Economy Ministry imposed a fine of more than a million shekels on Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi for violating the labor laws. After the elections in 2013, the ministry received dozens of complaints from young people who were employed by the party. In the complaints, the youths claimed that they were paid below minimum wage, received their salaries late or did not receive their salaries at all.
According to the investigation that was carried out by the Economy Ministry, it also appears that the young people worked more than the maximum allowed hours. Due to the complaints and the investigation that was conducted into the matter, the Economy Ministry sent a letter to Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi, announcing that it has imposed a fine of 1.2 million shekels on the party.
If within two weeks, the party proves that it has paid the young people it employed in 2013, the fine will be reduced to 70,000 shekels.
Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi stated: “There was indeed an unfortunate delay in the [payment of the] 2013 election [salaries]. We located the workers and paid them. We will certainly study the letter and act in accordance to it.”