Recent news

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

Italy: Wages set by collective agreements

According to data from Italy’s national statistical office, Istat, at the end of September 2015 62% of employees were covered by wage setting provisions in national collective agreements …

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Italy: Recent Supreme Court decisions concerning unfair dismissal

Italy’s Supreme Court recently agreed with Palermo’s Court of Appeal that a company’s decision to dismiss an employee for watching pornographic DVDs at work was unlawful …

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Italy: Amendment of rules on remote monitoring of employees

On September 24th 2015 the final four decrees of Italy’s Jobs Act came into force …

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Italy: Further tranche of labour reforms

The Italian Cabinet has approved the latest in a series of labour reforms …

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Italy: New parental leave rules for 2015

On June 25th 2015 new rules regarding parental leave came into force in Italy …

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Italy/Israel: Social security agreement ratified

Italy has ratified the social security agreement it entered into with Israel in 2010 …

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Italy: Tax reform to encourage growth and internationalisation

A tax reform decree that aims to create a more favourable environment for both foreign investors and national business wishing to grow internationally was recently approved by the Italian government …

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Italy: DURC goes online

As of July 1st 2015, employers in Italy are able to obtain a ‘Documento Unico di Regolarita’ Contributiva’ (DURC) — a document affirming that they have made all necessary contributions to the three social security funds INPS, Inail and Casse Edili — online …

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Italy: Court finds covert monitoring of employee’s social networking activities to be legal

The Supreme Court of Italy has held that employers who use social networking websites to monitor their employees’ activities during working time are not violating the law …

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Italy: Hourly contractual wage index

According to the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), in March 2015 the index of hourly contractual wages in Italy remained unchanged as compared to February 2015 …

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Italy: Wage increases set under new collective agreement

Employers and trade unions in Italy have agreed to renew the national collective agreement for workers in the distribution and service industries …

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Italy: Rise in cross-border commuters

According to the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, the proportion of foreign cross-border commuters working in Switzerland rose by 3 …

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Italy: National minimum wage proposed

Following in the footsteps of Germany, Italy is intending to introduce a national minimum wage …

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Italy: Applying for contribution relief for the hiring of permanent employees

Italy’s National Institute of Social Security (the INPS) has issued clarification on the operational procedures that should be followed by employers when making an application to receive social security contribution relief for hiring permanent employees …

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Italy: Jobs Act decrees approved by Council of Ministers

On February 20th 2015 the Council of Ministers in Italy approved a number of decrees which make up Matteo Renzi’s ‘Jobs Act’ …

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