Recent news

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

Italy: New facility introduced in the government’s 2018 budget

Employers may wish to take advantage of a new facility introduced in the government’s 2018 budget which removes from liability under income tax and employer social taxes and contributions payments made to employees for public transport travel passes …

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Italy: 50% discount on social contributions

Employers who hire those aged under 35 this year (30 from 2019) on open-ended contracts may now take advantage of a 50% discount on the majority of their social contributions …

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Italy: Surveillance in the workplace

Whilst anti-theft devices have been generally allowed without restriction if they cover non-work areas, employee monitoring has previously been heavily constrained …

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Italy: Ryanair reaches deal with Italian pilots’ union

Just before Christmas last year the budget airline Ryanair did a quick about turn by recognising a trade union for the first time in its 32-year history …

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Italy: Sexual harassment and sexual blackmail at work

According to latest figures from the official statistical agency Istat, some 43 …

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Italy: The number of temporary agency workers rose

The number of temporary agency workers rose in Italy over the year to November 2017 by 12 …

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Italy: Low birth rate

With one of the lowest birth rates in the world, Italy is not only failing to maintain its population level, but now has an average population age of 45 …

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Italy: Banks face long, uphill road to modernization

Many Italian banks are struggling to modernise in order to survive and numerous mergers are in prospect …

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Italy: Termination

The Supreme Court has held that a termination can be considered to have taken place, even if an employer simply read the content of a dismissal letter to the employee concerned, and even if the employee refused to accept delivery of the letter (Cassation No …

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Italy: Family care leave for part-time worker

A part-time worker is, according to the Supreme Court, entitled to take family care leave in full only if they work more than 50% of normal full-time hours …

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Italy: Medical use of marijuana

A little known fact is that back in 2007 the Italian health department issued a decree legalizing the medical use of marijuana …

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Italy: Schools teach about fake news

The Italian Educational Ministry is working with Facebook and other social media to teach school children how to recognize fake news and conspiracy theories online …

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Italy: Disciplinary dismissal

The Supreme Court has ruled that disciplinary dismissal for cause in case of severe insubordination, robbery or defamatory offences is always lawful – even if not envisaged by misconduct rules agreed in collective agreements (Cassation No …

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Italy: Paid paternity leave

From January 1st 2018 paid paternity leave on the birth of a child will increase for all fathers from 2 to 4 days …

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Italy: Autonomous and flexible work

A new law (No 81) has entered into force in Italy that seeks to protect non-entrepreneurial autonomous work and also encourage flexible working by “subordinate” workers (including employees) …

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