Before such an investigation takes place, the supervisor is obliged to inform the company of the visit, as well as of the purpose and scope of the investigation. After all, investigations in which the supervisory authorities are looking for any evidence, without the purpose and scope of the investigation being explicitly and precisely defined, are not permitted. However, a vague target description may suffice.
Once the investigation has been completed, the supervisory authority uses the evidence gathered to determine whether there has been a breach of the laws and regulations applicable to the company. The supervisory authority shall record the provisional findings in a report. As an entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to put forward a defence against these established findings. This is also recommended. After all, a breach recorded by the regulator can usually have radical consequences and lead to sanctions.