Resourcing

Recruitment, training, employment contracts, post-termination non-compete clauses, varying a contract of employment.

Italy :: Non-compete clauses

Are such clauses lawful? Yes …

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Italy :: Varying the terms of an employment contract

An employer has the right to change the duties required of an employee, provided there is no reduction in remuneration or job status …

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Italy :: Trial periods

In Italy, probationary periods are largely determined by collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) …

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Italy :: Recruitment

The lawful recruitment of employees can only be carried out directly by the employer or through specified employment agencies which comply with the requirements set out in Legislative Decree number 276 of September 10th 2003 …

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Italy :: Posted and seconded workers

Short term intra-EEA transfers For comprehensive guidance about the latest EU jobs posting rules see our Guidance Note …

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Italy :: Outsourcing

Employers are free to subcontract parts of their operations to an outside company, even if they are an integral part of the principal company’s business …

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Italy :: Occupational duties

Section 2103 of the Civil Code requires transferred employees are given a job that is at least equivalent to their previous one …

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Italy :: Italian branches of foreign companies

A foreign company that forms an Italian branch (sede secondaria) must comply with Italian law …

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Italy :: Independent contractors

Italian law distinguishes between employees and independent contractors in a number of ways …

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Italy :: Fixed-term contracts

Decree Law 38/2014 introduced a right for employers not to be obliged to justify why a particular term was set in a fixed-term contract …

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Italy :: Employment contracts

Employment contracts may be formed on an oral or written basis, but must be in writing if they are fixed-term, part-time, or established for the purposes of training, work experience or redeployment …

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Italy :: Dirigenti

This is the highest classification of employee in Italy …

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Italy :: Criminal records and background checks

Job candidates are only required to advise employers of any criminal convictions if they are specifically asked to do so …

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Italy :: Recruitment incentives

Since October 2014, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has been offering an ‘occupational bonus’ to encourage the permanent and temporary hiring of employees aged 16 to 29 …

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Italy :: Agency workers

The staff supply contract allows companies to take on employees through specific agencies pursuant to Law no 30 of February 14th 2003 …

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