The law stating that private sector companies must employ at least one person with special needs was enacted 18 years ago, but it hasn’t been enforced until now or at least that’s what the Minister of Labor is promising. According to [BusinessNews], the Ministry of Labor, in cooperation with the The National Employment Office and the Ministry of Social Affairs are preparing lists of people with special needs and their qualifications. The law states that private sector companies with 30 to 60 employees must employ at least one person with special needs. Companies with more than 60 employees must have at least three percent of their workforce with special needs.

Companies that don’t comply with the law will be fined an amount equivalent to double the minimum wage. This is great news as long as the law gets properly enforced. Fortunately, there are plenty of companies that are already employing people with disabilities and exceeding the requested quota.