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Newsletter December, 2020

Italy: the private employment service sector signs an agreement clarifying the coverage of extensions for fixed-term contracts

December, 2020
  • The private employment service sector signs an agreement with the trade unions that clarifies the “neutrality” of this extension vis-à-vis the maximum number of extensions.
Newsletter November, 2020

India: New Labour Codes on Industrial relations, social security and occupational safety and health

November, 2020
  • Changes to the labour codes aim at promoting harmonious industrial relations, higher productivity and employment creation, and increase the workers coverage by social security.
  • They also aspire to facilitate businesses in terms of licensing and permit requirements.

Slovakia: Changes to labour Code on remote working, fixed-term contracts and representativeness criteria

November, 2020
  • On telework, the Code establishes the rights and obligation of employers and employees.
  • The amendments defined the criteria of representativeness to sit in the Economic and Social Council of the Slovak Republic.
  • The possibility to renew fixed-term contracts has been extended to three years.

Switzerland: Renewal of the collective agreement for the staffing sector

November, 2020
  • Social partners of the staffing sector agreed to renew the collective agreement on outsourcing of services (“Location de services”) valid for the entire country and signed the first time in 2012.
  • The collective agreement defines working conditions and remuneration steps, as well as training possibilities and social security conditions.
Newsletter September, 2020

Italy: novelties in the extension of fixed-term contracts

September, 2020
  • The Italian government extended the ability for employers to use fixed-term contracts.  
  • The change increased the ability to renew fixed-term contracts and increased the maximum duration of working on a fixed term contract.  
  • The changes applies to fixed-term contracts concluded by employers and employment agencies alike. 

Employment Protection Legislation in comparison: Chapter 3 of OECD Employment Outlook 2020

September, 2020
  • The OECD Employment Protection Legislation is a publication to be commended. 
  • Chapter 3 elaborates on how job protection matters for labour market and economic outcomes with a recently updated methodology and indicators. 
  • One key outcome: open-ended contracts have loosened, while fixed term contracts have been evenly loosened and restricted across OECD member countries. 
  • Chapter 3 outcomes are key for employers’ organisations and companies when advocating for policies in support of innovation, agility of the labour market, and productivity.   
Newsletter July, 2020

Italy: fixed-term contracts can be renewed without specifying the reason until 30 August 2020

July, 2020
  • The Relaunch Decree ease the condition for use of fixed-term contracts,either through private employment agencies or directly with the employer;
  • These contracts offer good guarantees and safeguards compared to other forms of work, ranging from bogus self-employment to illegal work.

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