Recent news

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

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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Italy: Dismissal for unlawful monitoring

The Rome Labour Court has declared as null and void a dismissal based on the routine monitoring of company emails …

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Italy: Employee’s right to refuse employment transfer

An Employment Court in Central Italy has found that where a company moves its headquarters in the country, they must give employees required to transfer location “good reasons” for their move and act in “good faith” …

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Italy: Facial recognition not lawful for time and attendance

As technology has improved, a number of employers have turned to facial recognition systems as a replacement for “clocking on” at work …

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Italy: Deadline for biennial report on gender equality extended to 15th July 2024

The Biennial report on gender equality required by companies with 50+ employees is no longer required by the end of April …

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Italy: Timing of a dismissal

If an employer has grounds to dismiss an employee who is, at the time, on sick leave and then does not immediately act on that right as soon as the employee returns to work, they do not thereby undermine their right to make a dismissal …

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