The Labour Inspection imposed a financial penalty (Wav-boete), because the employer did not provide the Labour Inspection upon their request with the ID-documents from the workers that had been found working without the required work permit. The Labour Inspection did not argue that the employer had done everything possible that was in his reach to receive these ID-documents from the workers. A fine was still imposed, because he did not provide the requested ID-documents. The High Administrative Court ruled that since the Labour Inspection did not argue that the employer had done everything possible that was in his reach, no financial penalty could be imposed.
Source: High Administrative Court, 18 May 2011 (201009030/1/V6).