Recent news

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

Italy: Ending a CIGS scheme

If an employer decides to discontinue the work rotational mechanism within a production unit which was established under a CIGS scheme and dismiss those involved, they must meet certain criteria …

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Italy: Revision of income tables for employees working abroad

It is a peculiarity of the Italian taxation system that any employee working abroad for any period of 183 days in any 12-month period must continue to pay Italian tax and social contributions according to sector-specific scales set out in a centralized table of incomes …

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Italy: Damages for stress due to long hours

The Labour Court in Padua has established that if an employee is required to work significantly beyond permitted overtime hours, they can claim damages for stress …

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Italy: Justification for extending fixed-term contracts

Under the sectoral labour accord for commercial distribution services it has been agreed that an employer may extend a fixed-term contract beyond the normal 12-month limit for several reasons …

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Italy: Untaxable benefit

The revenue agency has determined that if an employer contracts with the provider of an App offering access to sustainable mobility services for the journey between home and work, the benefit does not count as a taxable benefit – as long as the service is not customised to the individual …

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Italy: Burden of proof in cases of allocating tasks below an employee’s skill level

The Supreme Court has laid down the conditions necessary for an employee to claim that they have experienced damages arising from a de facto demotion …

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Italy: Social security exemption

Employers have begun to benefit from the contribution exemption announced in the 2024 budget …

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Italy: Access to the INPS redundancy fund

Companies that wish to make applications to the ordinary redundancy fund must now do so through a new online platform – that will become mandatory from 2nd May 2024 …

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Italy: Cross-border teleworking rules

Although the EU Regulation relating to cross-border teleworking dates back to 2004, it was only implemented in Italy last year …

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Italy: Extension of reinstatement rights

The Constitutional Court has declared as unconstitutional the phrasing of the Legislative Decree 23/2015 which sought to provide a distinction between those hired before and after 7th March 2015 in respect to “other cases of nullity” giving rise to the right to reinstatement …

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Italy: Email retention periods

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) has decided to hold a 30-day public consultation prior to introducing a mandatory retention period for the metadata regarding employee emails …

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Italy: Observation of multiple collective agreements

The Court of Appeal in Florence has outlawed the use of differing sectoral collective agreements (CCNL) for related activities in the same workplace …

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Italy: Medical suitability assessments after lengthy absence

The Department of Labour has confirmed that a medical examination is only necessary before an employee returns to work, after an absence of 60 days or more, if the job reassumed involves special chemical, biological, mechanical risks and ordinarily involves special surveillance for all jobholders …

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Italy: Eyes wide shut

Risk modelling is not a routine part of an HR manager’s role …

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Italy: Failure to resume work

If a court orders reinstatement of a job under the notorious Article 18(1) of the Workers Statute, an employer is required to issue an invitation to a worker to resume work within 30 days …

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