This publication features the latest Employment developments in Italy, including the Whistleblowing Directive expected to be implemented by the Italian Government no later than 10 December 2022
This month’s update on employment law matters in Italy includes developments for part-time employees and smart working as well as case law relating to sick leave and unfair competition in relation to hiring practices.
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.
In their latest Newsletter, Baker McKenzie partners cover recent updates in relation to smart working for vulnerable employees, social security developments, workplace harassment, and more.
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.