Recent news

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

Italy: Fragile workers

Circular 38 issued by the Ministry of Labour has sought to identify “fragile workers” who will only be permitted to undertake suitable tasks …

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Italy: Ban on dismissals

The Council of Ministers has come to an agreement concerning a ban on dismissals this Autumn …

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Italy: Latest emergency decree extends most rules until October 2020

A decree (the “New DPCM”) has extended until 7th October 2020 the restrictions on social distancing and the wearing of face masks in open squares and many other outdoor areas between 6 pm and 6 am …

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Italy: Mobbing

Although the offence of “mobbing” (bullying) was first tackled and defined by the Italian courts over 20 years ago, it has never been regarded as an offence that could be readily proven …

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Italy: New quotas for foreign individuals entering for professional training, apprenticeships

A 15,000 quota has been established for those coming to Italy from non EEA/Swiss states during the period from 2020 to 2022 for the purpose of attending training courses (run by certified training institutions) or serving apprentices …

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Italy: Superticket abolished

The “Superticket” charged by regional authorities for specialist medical visits and laboratory tests has now been abolished …

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Italy: Proof requirement

Although it is unlawful to dismiss an employee by way of retaliation for an otherwise legitimate act, such as asking for a pay rise (art …

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Italy: Probationary periods

Under Italian law, probationary periods are set at 6 months, but only 3 months for those with non-managerial positions …

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Italy: Emergency leave

Under Article 33 of Law 104/1992, an employee may take emergency leave if it is to assist a disabled family member …

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Italy: Height requirements

The Court of Cassation has reaffirmed the ruling of the Constitutional Court in 1993 that “for the purposes of recruitment, an identical minimum height requirement for men and women violates the principle of substantial equality pursuant to art …

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Italy: Annuity granted by INAIL

Employers are apt not to be aware that an annuity granted by INAIL, due to a permanent workplace injury or other health condition, can be reviewed and amended at any time within 10 years of the assistance commencing …

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Italy: Liability for a workplace accident

According to the Court of Cassation, although an employee may be implicated in liability for a workplace accident if they violate safety rules, that violation will be overlooked if the employer had failed to undertake necessary safety training or provided essential precautionary information …

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Italy: Vouchers not pay

The Court of Cassation (Supreme Court) has found that meal vouchers should not be regarded as part of an employee’s remuneration …

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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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