By Court Ruling no. 10955/2015, the Italian Court of Cassation has ruled that it is not unlawful for an employer to create a fake Facebook profile in order to uncover an employee’s negligence. In the case in question, the employer created a fake female Facebook profile and started chatting with an employee in charge of […]
In order for employers to exercise the new power related to monitoring employees at a distance, the employers must provide a specific company policy.
In the coming weeks, the Parliament is voting on a bill that provides several changes to the law related to social security contributions, labour tax advantages, part-time, additional funds for State funded social measures to face company crises and to the so called smart-working, a more flexible way to work. Please note that the latter […]
A very important reform, which came into force on 24 September 2015, provides that the employer may now have access to all content of the working tools given to employees for use in the performance of their job (e.g smartphone, tablet, PC), as long as their is a specific company policy in place. The content […]
On 13 October 2015 the Supreme Court of Cassation issued an important ruling with reference to disciplinary dismissals. According to the law, in case of disciplinary dismissal, if the fact alleged to the employee does not exists (never happened), the employee is entitled to be reinstated. However, the Court stated that the Italian legislator meant […]
The Italian Parliament is now discussing a Bill regarding the powers of the employer to check and monitor its employees through mobile devices allowing surveillance from a distance, which would be a very revolutionary change in Italy. The new bill provides that such devices may be utilized, and the limit is that this utilization may […]
Legislative Decree no. 80 on 25th June 2015 The new Law has increased the rights of male and female employees in case of maternity/paternity. For instance, the optional maternity/paternity leave granted until the child is 8 years old may now be requested up until the child is 12 years old. Furthermore, the indemnity equal to […]
The remedy is now monetary damages instead of reinstatement, except in certain cases. Law no. 23 of 7th March 2015 Monetary Damages: where the dismissal for: i) objective justified reasons, ii) subjective justified reasons or iii) just cause, is found to be unfair, apart from the exception described in 3) below, the employee is entitled […]
Expo 2015 The Expo 2015 theme: feeding the planet, energy for life is an appropriate theme for Italy, where the eating habits of a nation and the culinary expertise that can be found in even the lowliest of eateries, is second to none. 20 million visitors are expected to invade Milan during the 6 month […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.