The aim of the article is to show the dynamics of convictions for the crimes according to article 218 of the criminal code in the years 1998-2006. The statistical data were obtained from the Ministry of Justice, the Organizational Department, Statistics Section. They refer to valid convictions of adults for the crime according to 218 § 1 of the criminal code. The increase in the number of convictions for this crime is evident. The editing of the regulation itself is not unimportant as it penalizes a very wide range of breaches of employees' rights. In order to decrease the number of crimes against the employees' rights and, as a result, the dimension of the phenomenon, appropriate institutions such as e.g. National Labor Inspectorate, employers' organizations and trade unions should undertake organized actions aimed at making citizens aware of the types, reasons and consequences of breaches of employees' rights.
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