Artificial Intelligence: EU Regulation published

Intelligenza artificiale

The Artificial Intelligence Regulation has been published in the Official Gazette. Its aim is to promote both innovation and the uptake of human-centric AI that guarantees a high level of protection for health, safety and fundamental rights. The measure also contains provisions concerning the world of work.

Biennial Report: new extension

Parità di genere. Il bonus contributivo per le imprese virtuose.

On 3 July 2024, the Italian Ministry of Labour published a notice on its website announcing that the deadline for submitting the Biennial Report 2022-2023 has once again been extended.

Italian Data Protection Authority: new guidelines for retention of employee emails

Garante privacy: nuove indicazioni per la raccolta dell’email dei dipendenti

With measure no. 364 of 6 June, the Italian Data Protection Authority has adopted an updated version of guideline document no. 642 of 21 December 2023 (the validity of which had been suspended) entitled ‘Computer programmes and services for email management in the workplace and metadata processing’ (see our newsflash ‘Data Protection Authority: restrictions regarding retention of employee emails” of … Read more

Gender equality: Biennial Reports can now be submitted

The Biennial Report containing gender equality data for the two-year period 2022/2023 can be compiled from 4 June to 15 July 2024, following the new procedures laid down by the Ministry of Labour and explained in a specially prepared Operational Guide. The new app available on the Ministry’s official website ‘Servizi Lavoro’ (Labour Services), is designed to simplify compilation and transmission of the Report regarding the situation of male … Read more

Violence against women: Directive published

Publication of Directive no. 1385 of 14 May 2024 ‘on combating violence against women and domestic violence’. The aim of this measure is to effectively combat the still unfortunately widespread phenomenon of gender-based violence, focusing in particular on the precise definition of crimes and imposable penalties, the protection of and assistance to victims, and access to justice. In particular, it stipulates that Member States shall adopt appropriate measures to combat all forms of … Read more

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

Gender equality: pay attention to the deadlines for the biennial report and social security contributions’ exemption

Gender equality: pay attention to the deadlines for the biennial report and social security contributions’ exemption

With a notice published on its website on 10 April, the Ministry of Labour announced that the deadline for submitting the 2022-2023 Biennial Report has been postponed from 30 April to 15 July 2024. We remind you that, pursuant to Article 46 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 198/2006, companies with more than 50 employees must draw up a report on the situation of male and female employees every two years and send it to the Ministry of Labour, the Works Councils, the Regional Equality Councillor and the President of the Council of Ministers Department of Equal Opportunities.

Immigration: rules for entry and residence for digital nomads and remote workers are enforceable

digital noma

On 4 April 2024, the Ministerial Decree of 29 February 2024 was published, implementing the so-called Sostegni ter Decree. After two years of waiting, the provision is now in force that allows the entry into Italy of foreign nationals who perform, either as freelancers or employees (even those working for a non-established company in Italy), highly qualified work using technological tools that enable them to work remotely. These persons are admitted to Italy regardless of the quotas established in the programming of entry flows for non-EU citizens for employment reasons.The Decree applies to freelancers (so-called digital nomads), and to employees and collaborators whose working modality is organised by the client (so-called hetero-organised workers).

Publication of new NRRP 4 Decree

Publication of new NRRP 4 Decree

Decree Law no. 19 of 2 March 2024 on “Further urgent provisions for implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan” has been published in the Official Gazette. Known as the NRRP 4 Decree, it also includes provisions regarding workers’ health and safety and the legal compliance of labour relations.