Recent news

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

Italy: PM wins backing to extend state of emergency

Due to a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the last two weeks, the upper house of Parliament has approved an order to extend the state of emergency until 15th October 2020 …

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Italy: Quotas extended

Listed companies and state subsidiary enterprises now remain under an obligation to apply gender quotas for board members and auditors …

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Italy: Law on hate crimes against LGBT people

A new draft anti-hatred law is shortly going to be debated by the Italian Parliament …

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Italy: Residence permits validity extension

The validity of residence permits expiring between 31st January and 31st July 2020 has been extended until 31st August 2020 …

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Italy: Unemployment benefits during the lockdown period

The pensions and unemployment agency INPS has issued a circular stating that even if an employee is dismissed unlawfully for economic reasons during the lockdown period, they will remain eligible to receive unemployment benefits …

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Italy: Investor visa investment amount lowered

According to a newly published decree, the investor visa investment amount has been lowered from €1 million to €500,000 for investments in Italian companies, and from €500,000 to €250,000 for investments in start-up businesses …

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Italy: Liability for COVID-19

The government agency Istituto Nazionale per l’Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro, or INAIL, has repeatedly issued circulars concerning the position of employers concerning responsibility for contraction of COVID-19 …

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Italy: Workplace monitoring

One peculiarity of Italian law is Article 4 of the Workers’ Statute, concerning workplace monitoring …

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Italy: How temporarily laid off workers should treat any illness that they contract?

The National Social Provident Organisation (INPS) has clarified how temporarily laid off workers should treat any illness that they contract …

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Italy: Can an employer dismiss an employee due to long term sick leave?

According to the Court of Cassation, an employer was fully justified in dismissing an employee who had been on long-term sick leave for unilaterally deciding to add outstanding annual leave to their sick leave and not returning to work before taking that annual leave …

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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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