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

Whistleblowing: Directive transposed. Next steps for companies

Legislative Decree No. 24 of 10 March 2023 transposing Directive 2019/1937 on whistleblowing has been published in the Official Gazette. The provisions of the decree come into force on 15 July 2023. Brief overview Internal reporting channel The main point of interest is the extension of the obligation to establish an internal reporting channel (hitherto … Read more

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