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Italy

Staff

Updated 03/2013

Legal requirements

The main reference texts with regard to the regulation of relations between employer and employee, including trade union relations and the issue of social insurance and social security, are listed on the website of the Ministry for Labour and Social Policy:

In Italy, business owners must take into account the so-called work collective agreements, which are stipulated at national level and define the basic conditions both from a economical point of view (wages, pensions) and the regulatory point of view (status, tasks) for each sector (trade, mechanical industry, chemical industry).

Even minimum wages are established by collective agreements.

Working Hours

The law defines working time as any period in which the worker is at work, at the employer's disposal and carrying out his activities or duties. The normal working hours have been established at 40 hours per week, which can be reduced by collective agreements. The maximum duration of working time is 48 hours per week, including overtime.

Safety at work

The Single text relating to health and safety at the place of work brings together and harmonises all previous legislation related to this field.

Employment Contracts

There are different types of employment contracts, depending on the duration and type of activities agreed between the company and the person recruited. The main ones are

  • Permanent contracts
  • Term contracts
  • Collaboration contracts
  • Apprenticeship contracts
  • Part-time work contracts

The 2012 reform of the labour market has introduced important changes with regard to apprenticeship contracts and contracts for seasonal work.

Employing foreigners

Citizens of the 25 Member States of the EU, can be legally employed without the need for a residence permit. These workers are subject to the same rules as Italian citizens.

The employment of non-EU citizens is possible in two ways:

  • directly in Italy if already in possession of a valid residence permit and of the requirements under the law;
  • from abroad within the entry quotas set annually by the Government and except in special cases of entry outside of these quotas.

There are minimum social rules to follow, especially about non-discrimination, gender equality and health and safety.

Administrative procedures

Start and end an employment relationship

Staff management (recruitments, extensions of contracts, etc.) involves a series of procedures that are carried out in connection with various public organisations. All this is incorporated into the specific definition: " Mandatory communications” that must be sent with a single administrative procedure via Internet. Mandatory communications are then sorted and forwarded to the relevant organisations.

In compliance with the procedure for mandatory communications related to staff management, it is necessary to obtain recognition of the company’s headquarters by the region.

The documents will then be channelled through a system developed by the Ministry for Labour and Social Security.

Social security contributions

The employees of the private sector and the majority of self-employed workers must be compulsorily registered with the National Institute for Social Security or security funds in the specific field of activity (INPS).

The registration and the completion of the payment obligation for commercial activity operators must be carried out online through the ComUnica procedure.

Resources

The meeting of national supply and demand online, sponsored by the Ministry for Labour and Social Security, assists companies in their search to recruit staff and to keep themselves updated with regards to market trends and legislation.

EURES, the European job portal, offers employers information and support on recruiting across the EU. As well as assisting jobseekers, it helps entrepreneurs find workers from across the EU. In border regions, EURES provides information on cross-border commuting and helps workers and employers with problems that may arise.

Help & advice

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