Recent news

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

Italy: New rules to protect self-employed workers

Those who are engaged as self-employed workers in delivery of food or other items on two-wheeled vehicles in response to orders through a digital online platform are now subject to Law 128/2019 …

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Italy: Fiat Chrysler in merger with PSA

Agreement has now been reached with the majority of unions representing employees at PSA concerning the proposed US$50bn merger with Fiat Chrysler …

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Italy: Tax treatment of expatriates

Further amendments have been made to the tax treatment of expatriates through the passing of the Growth Decree …

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Italy: Job protection to certain vulnerable groups

The Council of Ministers has issued a decree-law on urgent measures to provide job protection to certain vulnerable groups, such as home delivery workers, and improve job subsidies …

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Italy: Government unveils plan to tackle smartphone addiction

The Italian government is taking legal steps to counter widescale addiction to smartphones – especially amongst those aged 15-20 where users consult their smartphones, on average, 75 times a day …

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Italy: Tax incentives to foreign pension holders

The Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate) has introduced several tax incentives to foreign pension holders moving to a southern Italian town with 20,000 or less inhabitants …

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Italy: No grounds for dismissal

New rules are set to take effect on the 14th of August 2020 in relation to companies undergoing “judicial liquidation” (i …

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Italy: 2019 work permit quotas for non-EU nationals released

A total of 30,850 work permits will be issued for non-EU workers during the course of 2019 …

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Italy: Labour cost increased by 1.9% during Q4 2018

Over the year to Q4 2018, labour costs increased by an average of 1 …

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Italy: An employee who leaves work without punching out can be legally dismissed

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that an employer may dismiss a worker who repeatedly left the workplace during their normal working hours without “punching out” on the time clocking system …

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Italy: Crackdown on migrants meets resistance

The crackdown on asylum seekers by interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is backfiring in many cities across Italy, including Palermo where the Mayor Leoluca Orlando is refusing to enact the Security Decree …

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Italy: Supreme Court finds that recordings of employer-employee discussions can be used as evidence in lawsuits

The Italian Supreme Court has found that recordings of employer-employee discussions are admissible in court, provided that at least one of the parties to the discussion is also a party in the case and the party which the recording is used against has not successfully contested the content of the recording …

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Italy: The investment trap

Companies investing in Italy should be very careful not to accept any form of government financial assistance or subsidy …

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Italy: New combined Labour Code is currently being drafted

The Labour Minister Luigi Di Maio has confirmed that a new combined Labour Code is currently being drafted and will be published early next year …

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Italy: Decree for GDPR implementation published

National Decree no …

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