Employment Law Across 27 Jurisdictions 2016, an L&E Global and Clyde & Co joint publication, provides a brief outline of the employment law regime across 27 key jurisdictions throughout the globe.
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 […]
By Decree dated 3rd February 2016 and issued on 26th February 2016, the Minister of Labour law has doubled the occupational bonus provided by the State funded program “Garanzia Giovani”. This means that Companies will receive a bonus – from € 3,000 to € 12,000 according to job profile and territory of the employee – […]
Court ruling no. 4502/2016 (Court of Cassation) has held as unfair, the dismissal of an employee who refused to change her duties claiming – but not proving – that she was not physically able to perform such duties. According to the Court, the onus is on the employer to provide the relevant medical examination, also […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real and increasingly significant concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 28 key jurisdictions across 5 continents and will be a valuable resource for all […]
i) There is a Bill going through Parliament aimed at regulating self-employment, by providing several protections against disproportionate contractual clauses, intellectual property, maternity leave, health and safety at work and sick leave. ii) Parliament is currently debating the possibility to provide for a mandatory pre-emptive settlement procedure performed by lawyers, the so called “assisted negotiation”, […]
There is an interesting ongoing debate regarding a new flexible form of employment, the so called “smart working”, which gives employees the option to work outside the company and/or through use of smartphones and other devices and with no fixed working time in order to improve employees’ quality of life, also in light of the […]
By Ruling no. 2584 issued on 9 February 2016, the Court of Cassation has stated that, in the case of a Court claim filed for reasons that are clearly unfounded, the relevant Party shall be ordered to pay damages on top of the counterparty’s legal fees.
There is an ongoing discussion about the project-based contract (“contratto a progetto”) still in force. As of 1st January 2016 such contracts will be re-characterized into a subordinate employment relationship if the employer organizes and coordinates the collaborator’s work.
i) Exemption of 40% of the social security contributions for open-ended employees hired, starting from 1st January 2016 until 31st December 2016, for 2 years, up to EUR 3,250 per year per employee. ii) Starting from March 2016 resignation and mutual termination shall be filed via data transmission.