Recent news

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

Italy: Latest on the Jobs Act II

During the Christmas period the so-called ‘Jobs Act II’ moved quickly through the legislative process in Italy …

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Italy: Decree for the hiring of non-EU workers

A decree providing for the entry of 17,850 non-EU workers into Italy for non-seasonal employment and self-employment has been approved and is awaiting publication in the Official Gazette …

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Italy: Reduced tax burden for employers

Italy’s Minister of Economy, Pier Carlo Padoan, has publicly confirmed that the Italian government will cancel, as of January 1st 2015, the part of IRAP (regional tax on production) which is calculated on the labour costs of permanent employment …

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Italy: TFR payment proposal dropped

A government proposal to give employees in Italy the option to receive their TFR payment (the payment granted on termination of an employee’s employment contract) as part of their monthly pay cheque has been rejected …

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Italy: Renzi labour reform takes a step forward

Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, has won a confidence vote to reform the country’s labour law in order to make the job market more flexible …

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Italy: Occupational injuries continue to decline in number

A report from Italy’s National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work has demonstrated that the number of occupational accidents is continuing its downward trend …

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Italy: Economic incentive on offer for hiring young workers

Italy’s Ministry of Labour and Social Policy is offering an ‘occupational bonus’ (‘bonus occupazionale’) to encourage the permanent and temporary hiring of employees aged 16 to 29 …

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Italy: Percentage of female board members far below proposed quota

According to the European Commission’s latest statistics, in April 2014 women made up just 18 …

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Italy: Statistics on the transition from work to retirement

The European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, has recently published data on the transition from work to retirement in the EU during 2012 …

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Italy: Challenge to the Jobs Act at European level

Italy’s largest trade union confederation, the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), has announced that it is challenging Law Decree no …

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Italy: Employee rights to compensation for an invention

The Italian Supreme Court recently confirmed that a manager who invents a new product or application during their employment has no claim to ‘fair compensation’ if the activity of invention is the manager’s main task under the employment contract, and a specific fee has already been agreed for this work …

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Italy: New procedure for social security classification

Italy’s National Institute of Social Security has introduced a new, automated procedure for the classification of employers for social security and welfare purposes …

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Italy: Ruling on validity of notice of termination

The Supreme Court of Italy recently ruled on a case concerning validity of notification of termination …

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Italy: Statistics on wages under collective agreements

New statistics on contractual wages under collective agreements have been published by Italy’s National Institute of Statistics (Istat) …

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Italy: Ruling on transfer of part of a business

The Supreme Court of Italy has recently ruled on the concept of a company in the context of a transfer of part of a business …

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