Through circular no. 12/2016 and a tutorial video, the Minister of Labour law has explained the new procedure for resignations and mutual terminations, mandatory as of 12th March 2016. The employee shall file the resignation/mutual termination online, on the National Institute of Social Security Contributions (“INPS”) website, after he/she has received the relevant password from the Institute. The above communication will be sent via certified email (“PEC”) to the employer and to the Public employment office, and can be revoked in the following 7 days. This new procedure has been criticized, since it is not clear what happens if the employee resigns and does not follow the above procedure, and what happens if the employee revokes his/her resignation and, in the meantime, the employer has already replaced him/her by hiring another employee.