Recent news

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

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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Italy: ‘Dignity Decree’ introduces new restrictions on fixed-term contracts

One of the worst cultural facets of employment policy-making on the European continent is the prevailing belief that the road to full employment is paved with rigid job protection laws …

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Italy: Highest level of pay determination rigidity in Europe

An IMF working Paper on the Italian wage bargaining system has found that it has the highest level of pay determination rigidity in Europe and a number of inherent blocks on improvements to productivity …

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Italy: Canada-EU trade deal under threat

The Italian government has expressed once again its opposition to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) free-trade deal between the European Union and Canada, claiming that Italy and the Italian economy needs to be defended …

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Italy: Government passed “Dignity Decree”

The recently approved “Dignity Decree” which came into force on 14th July 2018 is the first legislative act of the new Italian government in the area of labour relations and represents an overturn of the previous government’s “Jobs Act” …

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Italy: Finance Guard seizes 1.3 bln euros from tax dodgers in 18 months

Corruption is so rife in the Italian public sector that the state financial guard (protection agency) has investigated public contracts worth 7 …

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Italy: Too old to be molested? Italian sexual harassment case sparks debate

If a sexual harassment case goes to court in Italy on what grounds will it be dismissed? On November 24 2017, the President of the female team organisation of Lazio football club filed a complaint concerning an alleged incident in 2015 which was captured on video and had itself been part of a succession of such incidents …

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Italy: Di Maio takes aim at Italy’s gig economy

The new Minister of Labour and Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio, has warned food delivery platforms such as Foodora and Deliveroo that he wants delivery workers to be paid a retainer rather than just for each delivery …

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Italy: Dismissal on grounds of poor performance remains a difficult process

Dismissal on grounds of poor performance remains a difficult process in Italy …

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Italy: Migrants accuse Italy of responsibility for Libyan abuses

The Italian peninsula has had to bear the brunt of illegal immigration and Italian employers have had to be doubly sure that an applicant is not seeking a job with forged papers …

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Italy: Dismissal of a company executive on organizational grounds to be lawful

Dismissal of a company executive on organisational grounds has been found recently by the Supreme Court (9127/18)) to be lawful, provided that their role no longer exists …

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Italy: Employment accelerated in March 2018

The statistical office ISTAT has reported that employment accelerated in March 2018, largely due to a monthly 0 …

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