Recent news

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

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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Italy: Decree on fixed-term contracts renegotiated

An amended version of the so-called ‘Jobs Act’ (law Decree no …

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Italy: Employees must prove link between poor health and work environment

A recent ruling from the Italian Supreme Court has confirmed the need for an employee to prove a direct causal link between their working environment and their health complaints when bringing a claim for compensation against their employer …

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Italy: Easing up of immigration laws to attract more talent

In order to attract more talent from abroad, Italy has recently modified its immigration laws …

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Italy: Criminal liability of employer for death of an employee

The Italian Supreme Court has recently ruled that an employer was not criminally liable for the death of an employee who died of severe burns after an incident at work …

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Italy: Justified dismissal of a manager

In a recent case, the Italian Supreme Court has confirmed that breach of trust is sufficient justification for the dismissal of a manager …

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Italy: New law on fixed-term and apprenticeship contracts

Law Decree no …

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Italy: Unfair dismissal for disclosure of confidential files

Agreeing with the decision of the Court of Appeal, Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that the dismissal of an employee for sending numerous confidential business files to his lawyer was unlawful …

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Italy: Ruling on disciplinary proceedings during sick leave

The Italian Court of Cassation has issued a decision concerning termination for a justifiable reason following a disciplinary procedure that occurred when the employee in question was on sick leave …

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Italy: New decree for SMEs on health and safety management

The Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Enrico Giovannini, has signed a new decree simplifying the legal obligations of small and medium-sized companies that agree to adopt a health and safety management model (MOG) to prevent criminal activity arising from non-compliance with preventive accident measures …

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Italy: New Code for labour inspectors

Italy has approved a new Code of conduct for labour inspectors, which replaces a previous Code from 2006 …

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Italy: Certification of compliance with labour laws

The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Italy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Council of Labour Consultants (the Council) for the issuing of statements of labour law compliance …

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Italy: Measures for youth employment

Italy is implementing measures to fight youth unemployment within the framework of Decree 76/2013, which was voted in this August …

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