ABOUT THE NATIONAL CONTEXT FOR OPENING UP SHOP
Italian employment law has always been employee-friendly, reflecting the principles of the Italian constitution. However, the global economic downturn has forced Italian legislation to enhance flexibility in the job market and attract foreign investment. From 2015, the “Jobs Act” has made important changes to the entire system of employment contracts and has recently overhauled Italian employment law: new hirings have “gradual” protection directly linked to length of service. The remedy of reinstatement has practically disappeared except for some very specific cases.
LABLAW is one of the most important Italian law firms specialized in labour law, with over 60 employment law specialists, working out of strategic branch offices in Milan, Padua, Pescara, Genoa, Naples, Bari and Rome. This capillary presence makes LABLAW the largest boutique firm by geographical reach and allows us to serve our clients throughout Italy with a uniform offering of high quality commercially orientated services at the local level.
LABLAW acts for large and midsize Italian companies as well as multinationals in both advisory and contentious matters and provides day-to-day practical advice and assistance on a full gambit of workplaces issues, across a wide variety of sectors. As recognized experts in our field, we pride ourselves in giving our clients practical, commercial, solution-driven advice in an easy and accessible manner.