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Whistleblowing. The 17 December deadline draws closer November 27, 2023 - From 17 December 2023, companies that, over the past year, have employed an average of not fewer than 50 and not more than 249 employees, with open-ended or fixed-term employment contracts, must activate an internal reporting channel. So what should companies do in view of the 17 December deadline and what to watch out for during company investigations triggered by whistleblowing. Immigration: new points of interest for highly qualified workers November 7, 2023 - Directive (EU) 2021/1883 is transposed in Italy by Legislative Decree No. 152 of 18 October regarding the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals intending to perform highly qualified work. The measure amends the Consolidation Act on immigration and updates the requirements and procedures for issue of the so-called EU Blue Card, namely the work permit issued, for periods of more than three months and outside the quotas established by the Flow Decree, to foreigners in possession of specific educational and/or professional qualifications. The Decree first redefines the objective requirements for entry into Italy, introducing, as an alternative, the possession of specific qualifications. Flow Decree 2023-2025: Prime Ministerial Decree published October 6, 2023 - On 3 October 2023 the Prime Ministerial Decree of 27 September 2023 (the so-called Flows Decree 2023-2025) was published in the Official Gazette, stipulating a total quota of 452,000 foreign citizens for the years 2023, 2024 and 2025 and defining the criteria for entry flows. Of the criteria pertinent to all the years in question the following stand out: a reduction of the gap between the numbers entering and the needs of the labour market, based on a programme of increasing quotas over the three years, consistent with the reception and integration capacity of foreign workers by local communities, the extension of the economic sectors, and incentives to attract highly skilled workers. Further specific criteria for entry within and over and above the set quotas are also detailed.