New Immigration Decree 2023

On 10 March 2023, Decree Law No. 20 was published in the Official Gazette, containing new rules to prevent and fight illegal immigration and to regulate entry flows for foreign workers. Entry flows The measure provides that the entry quotas for non-EU citizens admitted into Italy as employees (including seasonal) and self-employed workers will be defined by a Prime Ministerial Decree which will cover the … Read more

Conversion of Decree Law Milleproroghe 2023: labour-related points of interest 

On 27 February 2023, Law 14 converting, with amendments, Decree Law 198/2022 containing “urgent provisions on legislative deadlines” (the so-called Milleproroghe) was published in the Official Gazette. Below are details of the new provisions. SMART WORKING Super vulnerable The possibility is extended to 30 June 2023 for vulnerable public and private sector workers suffering from serious chronic pathologies with … Read more

From today, lawyers’ signatures are enough for conciliation

The Cartabia Reform has finally extended, as of 1 March 2023, assisted negotiation handled by lawyers to labour disputes. This is an extra-judicial procedure by which a dispute can be settled out of court, with the assistance of lawyers. The agreements concluded and signed by the parties and their lawyers at the end of this … Read more

Last call for ‘pink sticker’ tax exemption in Italy 

One of the measures the Italian government has introduced to combat the gender pay gap is the ‘pink sticker’ certification scheme, which is given to employers who meet certain criteria in relation to equal pay and advancement opportunities for men and women. Employers who are awarded the certification can benefit from social security tax relief. The relief … Read more

Immigration Flow Decree 2022: the Decree of the President of the Council of Minister has been published

On 26 January 2023, the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 29 December 2022 was published in the Official Gazette. Known as the Immigration Flow Decree 2022, it sets out entry flows for non-EU workers into the Italian territory for the year 2022. A total of 82,705 non-EU citizens are admitted to Italy, of whom: Applications may … Read more

New rules for remote working

Simplified remote working communication for the ‘super fragile” until 31 January 2023 As of 1 January 2023, the categories of workers for whom employers are obliged to ensure that work is carried out remotely have been considerably reduced. In fact, the 2023 Budget Law stipulates that until 31 March 2023, employers (public and private) must ensure remote working (that … Read more

Conversion of Aiuti-bis Decree Law: Smart working without agreement and new rights

Rules on smart working were amended during the parliamentary conversion procedure of Decree Law no.115/2022 (so-called Decreto Aiuti-bis). With a completely unexpected twist, the provisions that regulated the use of smart working during the pandemic have been reinstated. Until the end of the year, in fact, companies will be able to resort to smart working even in the absence of individual agreements and to file a simplified communication. As … Read more

Aiuti-ter Decree: news regarding delocalisation and bonuses

A new tranche of bonuses for workers and stricter consequences for medium-large companies that cease operations, also as a result of delocalisation. These are the main labour-related points of interest introduced by Decree Law no. 144 of 23 September 2022 (the so-called Aiuti-Ter Decree). Company closures Amendments have been made to the rules provided for by the 2022 Budget Law, which introduced new procedural obligations for … Read more

Greater protection for work-life balance

Legislative Decree No. 105 of 30 June 2022, implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1158, has been published in the Official Gazette. The Decree amends regulations regarding leave with the aim of helping parents and caregivers to improve their work-life balance and better share family responsibilities. The measure will come into force on 13 August 2022. Paternity leave The Decree revises the current rules on paternity leave by … Read more

Transparency Decree: Disclosure obligations and minimum requirements

Legislative Decree No. 104 of 27 June 2022 has been recently published. In accordance with European parameters, the decree introduces disclosure obligations for employers as well as “minimum requirements” to protect employees. These new guidelines apply to all subordinate employment contracts (fixed-term, open-ended, full and part-time) and, where compatible, to certain kinds of self-employment contracts (so called and occasional collaborations), including those already in force at 1 August 2022. The measure … Read more

Working conditions: new disclosure requirements on the way

Italy too is ready to comply with Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions: on 22 June 2022, the Government announced approval of the so-called “Transparency Decree”. Pending publication in the Official Gazette, according to the outline of the measure available to date, companies are required to comply with new disclosure obligations at the time of hiring and during the … Read more