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Massimiliano Biolchini

Massimiliano (Max) Biolchini heads the Employment practice of Baker McKenzie Italy and is a member of the steering committee of the EMEA practice group. He joined Baker McKenzie in January 1999. He became local partner in the Milan office in 2004 and partner in 2011. His practice spans all areas of labor and employment advice, commercial agency and employment litigation.

Industrial action is on the rise throughout Europe; in this webinar we looked at the differences and similarities in the industrial action process across France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK, the potential legal remedies in each jurisdiction and the practical steps employers can take to keep the business running.

On August 19, 2022, some new regulations on agile work went into force. In particular, starting 1 September 2022, employers will have to send a communication, via an online portal, with the names of the employees and the period in which they will work remotely. It will not be necessary to upload individual agile working agreements. This new law basically confirms the simplified procedure that was in place under COVID emergency laws. Non-compliance with the new regulations may trigger an administrative fine ranging from EUR 100 to EUR 500 for each concerned employee.

On 13 August 2022, the new law implementing EU Directive 2019/1152 will go into force. Some important clarifications on the new law have been issued by the National Labour Inspectorate. We are expecting additional clarifications to be issued by competent authorities in the coming days and weeks, since there are still a number of provisions in the new law that require official guidance on their application.