Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Italy which reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Italy: Three year non-compete obligation declared as lawful

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that a non-compete clause between a bank and its former private portfolio manager was legitimate, even though it extended for three years …

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Italy: Equating disability leave to illness is discriminatory

Wrongful reduction of performance bonuses paid to a disabled worker …

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Italy: INPS procedure for claiming a marital leave allowance

The social security organisation Istituto nazionale della previdenza sociale (INPS) has issued advice about making claims via their web platform in the event of marriage …

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Italy: Refusing medical exam is just cause for dismissal

Refusal to undergo a medical examination in connection with a transfer to new duties does give grounds for dismissal …

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Italy: Omitting information on supply of manpower contracts is anti-trade union conduct

Companies are obliged to notify their works councils about what manpower contracts they have in place …

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Italy: €200 tax-free fuel voucher may be claimed until 12th January 2023

Decree-Law 21/2022 launched the voucher, which may be used against purchases of diesel, gasoline, LPG, methane or for the recharging of electric cars …

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Italy: Government adopts definitive versions of decree-laws on work-life balance and transparent working conditions

The Government has adopted definitive versions of decree-laws on work-life balance and transparent working conditions …

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Italy: Ok to the renewal of the national contract of the chemical-pharmaceutical sector

A draft agreement has been reached for the renewal of the national collective bargaining agreement for workers in the chemical-pharmaceutical sector, covering the period 2022-2025 …

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Italy: Anti-Covid Protocol in workplaces

The seventh wave of COVID-19 has led the government to conclude a new protocol with “social partners”, simplifying previous procedures …

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Italy: Sums paid as amicable settlement during employment subject to ordinary taxation

The revenue agency has sought to qualify what payments are taxed under “separate taxation” [Article 17(1) of the TUIR, Presidential Decree No …

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Italy: Spouse who gave advice via Skype considered a de-facto manager

The spouse of a company Director who kept giving them Directions via Skype must be regarded as their manager, even if they were not employed by the company …

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Italy: New INPS instructions on “one-off” bonus

The Social security agency INPS has issued an instruction on the declared one-off bonus …

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Italy: Mandatory health and safety training

An agreement is being concluded between the central and regional governments to establish mandatory health and safety training …

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Italy: New rules for the resignation of working parents

The facility for working parents with children under 3 to register and validate their resignation or consensual termination online has ended …

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Italy: “Simplified smart working” may continue until August 2022

Smart working has been extended until 30th June 2022, but 31st August 2022 in some cases …

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