Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Italy :: Public holidays

Italian law does not give employees the right to a day off in lieu of a lost public holiday, but they are entitled to an extra day’s pay at their normal hourly rate for national holidays …

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Italy :: Public holidays 2020

 January 1New Year’s Day (Wednesday) January 6Epiphany (Monday)April 12Easter SundayApril 13Easter Monday April 25Liberation Day (Saturday)May 1Labour Day (Friday)June 2Republic Day /National Day (Tuesday)August 15 Assumption Day (Saturday)November 1All Saints’ Day (Sunday)December 8Immaculate Conception Day (Tuesday) December 25 Christmas Day (Friday)December 26St Stephen’s Day (Saturday)Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Italy :: Public holidays 2021

 January 1New Year’s Day (Friday) January 6Epiphany (Wednesday)April 4Easter SundayApril 5Easter Monday April 25Liberation Day (Sunday)May 1Labour Day (Saturday)June 2Republic Day /National Day (Wednesday)August 15 Assumption Day (Sunday)November 1All Saints’ Day (Monday)December 8Immaculate Conception Day (Wednesday) December 25 Christmas Day (Saturday)December 26St Stephen’s Day (Sunday)When a public holiday falls on a day not normally worked employees are generally entitled to compensation at their normal hourly rate …

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Italy :: Sick leave

Employees who are unable to work due to illness or injury are entitled to receive sick pay and retain their jobs for a certain period …

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Italy :: Other leave entitlements

Marriage/marital leave Employees have the right to 8 days’ paid leave when they are married …

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Italy :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

Maternity leave A female employee must inform her employer and the Italian National Institute for Social Security (INPS) as soon as her pregnancy has been confirmed by a medical practitioner …

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Italy :: Annual leave

European and national legislation The Italian Constitution (Article 36) guarantees that a “worker has the right to paid annual leave and may not surrender it” …

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