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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. 
Newsletter August, 2020

New Law on licensing for private employment agencies in South Australia

August, 2020
  • In July 2020, the amended Labour Hire Licensing Act entered into force in South Australia.
  • The amendments narrow the licensing needs for staffing (labour hire) companies to specific sectors and businesses.
Newsletter July, 2020

France: upskilling of agency workers agreed by the sectoral social partners

July, 2020
  • Social partners put in place a system supporting  the employability of agency workers

The Netherlands: a Bipartite Fund Increases Employability of Agencies’ Workers through a Voucher of 500 Euros for Training

July, 2020
  • Vouchers can be used for training on the job, or on-boarding at a client or at a regular employer.
  • So far 595 agency workers used the voucher to upscale their workers and fill vacancies of sectors in higher need. 

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

Australia: Jobs Finder Programme for Connecting Employment Agencies and Job Seekers

May, 2020
  • The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA) finalised a partnership with the State of Queensland (Australia) to connect professional recruitment and staffing agencies with job seekers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • The Jobs Finder Programme rewards employment agencies that manage to place job seekers into high priority areas.

Temporary Agency Work Industry: Joint Recommendations from the European Sectoral Social Partners

May, 2020
  • WEC-Europe and Uni-Europe published joint recommendations for the temporary agency work industry to mitigate the impact of the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
  • This joint effort is addressed to employment agencies and their user undertakings, as well as governments and policymakers.

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