TALLINN – Although the number of recipients of cash-in-hand wages is declining, more difficult economic times increase the pressure to pay envelope wages, it appears from analyses carried out by the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Institute of Economic Research.
"We are seeing pressure from both sides -- there are workers receiving unemployment benefits who ask for work 'unofficially' in order not to lose state benefits. And entrepreneurs who are tempted to offer it and thus gain an advantage over competitors...
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