Cohesion Decree: new incentives for hiring

The Government has adopted Decree Law No. 60 of 7 May 2024 (the so-called ‘Cohesion Decree’), which contains a series of incentives aimed at employment for the most disadvantaged in terms of age, gender, and employment status, as well as encouraging self-employed entrepreneurship in order to reduce territorial disparities. For each measure the decree specifies the recipients, duration, type of … Read more

Immigration: new EU rules for the single permit

Immigrazione: nuove regole UE sul permesso unico

On 30 April, Directive 2024/1233 was published, incorporating and amending the previous Directive 2011/98/EU that instituted the single permit issued to third-country nationals wishing to reside and work in a Member State The provision of a single application procedure leading to a combined title encompassing both residence and work permits has contributed to simplifying and harmonising immigration rules. With the same view of making it … Read more

Conversion of “DL PNRR 4”: more news regarding contracting

Confirming the criminal sanctioning system provided for in the Decree for unlawful lease of personnel (see our newsflash “Publication of New Decree PNRR 4” of 11.03.2024), conversion law no. 56 of 29 April 2024 once again intervenes on the guidelines of contracting. It stipulates that the personnel employed in contracting and subcontracting shall now be accorded not only … Read more

Whistleblowing: what action to take from 15 July 

The provisions of Legislative Decree 24/2023, which transposed Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on whistleblowing, come into force on 15 July 2023. We remind you that, under this law, an internal whistleblowing channel must be set up by companies that: The obligation to set up an internal reporting channel starts: What, therefore, must the companies in question do? Our firm is ready … Read more

Conversion of Employment Decree Law 2023: more news in employment law 

On 3 July 2023, Law 85 converting, with amendments, the Decree Law 48/2023 on “Urgent measures for social inclusion and access to employment” (see our newsflash “Employment Decree 2023 – What’s new” of 12.05.2023) was published in the Official Gazette. Below are the main provisions of interest to companies. Remote working Remote working continues to … Read more

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The importance of valorising and protecting diversity related to gender identity in the workplace.

17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia established in 2007 by the European Union. The date was chosen to commemorate 17 May 1990, the day on which the WHO removed homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses, calling it for the first time ‘a natural variation of human behaviour’.  The topic concerns … Read more

New directive on Equal Pay and Pay Transparency

In the EU, women earn an average 13% less than men for the same work. This is the starting point for Directive (EU) 2023/970, which aims to establish the right to equal pay for men and women performing the same work or work of equal value. The aim of the European Union is not to affect existing national wage-determination … Read more

Employment Decree 2023: what’s new

Decree Law no. 48 of 4 May 2023 on ‘Urgent measures for social inclusion and access to employment’ has been published in the Official Gazette. The piece of legislation aims to ensure greater flexibility for personnel management and less bureaucracy for companies. In fact, in addition to changes to the Citizenship Income (Reddito di Cittadinanza) … Read more

Remote monitoring of employees: the instructions of the National Employment Inspectorate (INL)

The National Employment Inspectorate has provided its staff with instructions regarding the issuing of authorisations for the installation of audio-visual equipment and other tools potentially enabling the monitoring of employees in the workplace. This regulation reiterates in particular that the installation of company tools, other than work tools, that may be used to remotely monitor … Read more

Gender equality: 30 April is the new deadline to apply for the social security contributions’ exemption

In its message no. 1269 of 3 April 2023, INPS announced the new deadline of 30 April 2023 for employers, who achieved gender equality certification by 31 December 2022, to apply for the social security contributions’ exemption. Due, in fact, to the technical difficulties represented by the companies and their intermediaries, the Institute has extended the deadline (initially set for 15 February), giving employers … Read more