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Newsletter September, 2020

Cross-border employees: the exception to the European regulation is extended

September, 2020
  • European regulation on the 25% limit of telework in the country of residence for cross-border workers was suspended by agreements among neighbouring European countries 

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. 

Italy and Spain: Unemployment benefits may coexist with a fixed-term job in agriculture

September, 2020
  • Restrictions to the movement of seasonal workers and the situation of unemployed workers pushed governments to ease the hiring of workers in agriculture, even if already receiving unemployment benefits. 
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.
Newsletter May, 2020

Italian Energy Companies and Trade Unions Develop an “Holiday Bank” System to Avoid a Suspension of Work

May, 2020
  • Employees can donate their hours of work to a “holiday bank” to distribute among other employees.

New Law Bans Dismissals for Economic Reasons in Argentina, Italy and Spain

May, 2020
  • Governments of Argentina, Italy and Spain enacted a law to ban dismissals to avoid lay off procedures.
  • Employers’ organisations in those countries strongly reacted against this measure.

Italy: Tripartite Agreement to Combat and Contain the Spread of the Virus in the Workplace

May, 2020
  • Italian social partners agreed on a shared protocol for occupation health and safety.
  • The protocol provides general health and safety guidance to companies and workers to work safely and combat the spread of Covid-19.

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