Recent news

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

Italy: Reasonable accommodations

The Supreme Court has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of a disabled worker for not performing their work as quickly as an able worker amounted to indirect discrimination and was therefore void …

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Italy: Discriminatory pension legitimate because decreed by the state

It is ironic that actions which would be considered as discriminatory if conducted by a private employer are portrayed as wholly legitimate if conducted by the state …

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Italy: Working mother exemption

The INPS has issued a confirmation of a three-year concession (2024-2026 inclusive) to working mothers with three or more children under the age of 18 …

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Italy: Employers should ask employees to sign payslips to confirm receipt of pay

The Supreme Court has found that the production of a payslip does not, in itself, prove that payment has been made …

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Italy: Benefits received whilst awaiting permit renewal

The INPS has further clarified the rights of employees who have submitted an application to renew their residence permit …

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Italy: New measure to combat labour irregularities

All employers operating in Italy should familiarize themselves with the PNRR-bis Decree which has now become law – especially if they use contractors and employment agencies …

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Italy: Limits to redeployment

When an employer is undertaking a redundancy exercise, they generally have an obligation to explore elsewhere in their organization to determine if there are any suitable vacancies for those being terminated …

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Italy: Birth premiums

The state ‘birth premium’ of €800 is payable to all women who give birth in Italy …

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Italy: Companies should more readily tap into FIS

It is often believed that the Salary Integration Fund (FIS) exists to support organisations struggling to deal with unpredictable events …

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Italy: Non-compete agreements

When an employee is subject to a non-compete restraint, their employer must assign the tasks to be covered and territorial scope well in advance of it ever being triggered …

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Italy: Right of precedence in fixed-term contracts

On 9th April 2024 the Supreme Court found that if an employer fails to state in a seasonal fixed-term contract that they have priority for any permanent positions once the contract is over they have a right to claim damages …

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Italy: ‘Nomad’ and remote workers

Decree 79 of 29th February 2024 establishes the right of highly qualified self-employed digital nomads to enter the country free from quotas established under the ‘Flow Decree’ …

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Italy: Invalidity of proximity agreement offering lower salary levels

Article 8 of Decree-Law No …

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Italy: Company may not be able to avoid application of former agreement

If an employer hired a large proportion of former employees under the terms of one sectoral collective agreement, they may not refuse a request from newly recruited employees to also be covered by that agreement …

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Italy: Totalisation agreement with Japan

A social security agreement has just come into force which means that employees posted between the two countries will now be able to retain pension and other rights in their home State …

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