Other employment law issues

Disciplinary and grievance procedures, internal rules, employment records, transfer of undertakings.

Italy :: Human rights

The Italian Constitution includes numerous provisions on the protection of equality and prohibition of discrimination …

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Italy :: Applicable law

◉ Cross-border rights When drafting any employment-related contractual document it is always important to determine under which law the contract shall be administered …

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Italy :: Transfer of undertakings

◉ Application In relation to the transfer of part of a business, a transfer of undertakings (business), as opposed to a transfer of services (employees), may only occur where the company has tangible assets …

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Italy :: Whistleblowing

In Italy, Law 179/2017, which became effective in December 2018 (commonly referred to as the ‘Whistleblowing law’) defines the procedure which must be followed when a private sector employee (or contractor) wishes to disclose information about crimes and irregularities …

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Italy :: Grievance procedures

Grievance procedures are not common and any which are practiced cannot prevent employees from taking legal action …

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Italy :: Employee inventions

Where the development of inventions or research and development is the purpose (or one of the tasks of) the employment agreement then any inventions made by the employee will be the property of the employer without compensation …

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Italy :: Disciplinary procedures

Article 7 of the Workers’ Statute (Act 300/1970) provides a procedure for handling disciplinary matters …

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