Employers Are Fined for Refusal to Employ Immoral Parents
The state enterprises are unable to refuse from employing the parents whose children have been alienated. That’s why such people are employed as apprentices with the wages of 160 – 180 000 rubles ($74 – 84).
Some of the ‘forcibly employed’ do not have the necessary documents. Usually they are not eager to work because they have not worked for a long time. However, enterprises have no right to fire them because of the presidential decree.
In Vitsebsk two duty officials have been already fined 600 000 rubles ($279) for refusing to employ such workers. Vitsebsk employment center informed the European Radio that these employers would be punished again the case of repeated refusal, because according to presidential decree #18 the parents whose children are raised by the state must pay for it from their wages.