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Employment & Pensions

For your business to be successful, you must manage your employees and their benefits as well as your employee representatives. Employment and pension law in Europe is complex and, at times, contradictory. Italy is no exception to this. European directives, European court decisions, national laws, local cases and precedents must all be taken into account by your management team.

The Italian employment team deals with redundancy procedures, collective agreements as well as advising on labour contentious matters. Our 280-strong European group of sector specialists can help you navigate the maze of HR regulations and other legal complexities you may contend with on a daily basis.

If your business crosses borders, you will be faced with additional legal hurdles before achieving the outcome you need. With a global network covering 34 countries, we can help solve your problems across all the jurisdictions in which you operate - whether your issue relates to employment contracts, pension schemes, redundancies, M&A, trade union/staff representative relations or litigation. Should you require employment related assistance in Italy, you can count on our team’s assistance.

The backbone of our local practice is formed by union-management relations, employment discrimination disputes, redundancy procedures, negotiation of collective agreements as well as advising on labour contentious matters before Italian courts. We aim for long term economic success for you and offer far sighted solutions whatever you do.


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15/02/2024
Labor law and the implementation of AI in the workplace
Artificial Intelligence is a huge challenge for employers, with enormous implications on labour law.In Italy, the employment law may have difficulties in “catching up” with the fast pace of technological...
24/01/2024
Budget Law 2024: what's new in labour law
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19/01/2024
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17/10/2023
Remote Working Legislation, Laws & Regulations in Italy
1. Is there any legislation relating to working from home in your country? Yes, the Italian Government has approved the Legislative Decree n. 81/2017. 2. How can working from home be implemented in a...
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16/08/2023
Whistleblower protection and reporting channels in Italy
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01/08/2023
Dismissals and Termination of Employment in Italy
1. Dismissal of employees 1.1 Reasons for dismissal An employee may be dis­missed:lower-ro­man­with just cause: when the employment relationship cannot be continued, even temporarily, either because of...
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28/06/2023
Cost-cutting and restructuring in times of crisis
A tough global economic outlook is driving many employers to review their operational costs. Across businesses, hard questions are being asked about where efficiencies can be made – and ultimately what...
25/05/2023
North Sea Strikes and Force Majeure
The latest in a series of strikes by oil & gas workers in the North Sea continues to test the operation and efficacy of force majeure (“FM”) provisions in oil and gas industry contracts.There is no...
15/05/2023
The new “Labour Decree”: main news
Legislative Decree No. 48/2023, commonly known as the “Labour Decree”, entered into force on 5 May 2023, and introduces some important changes to employment reg­u­la­tion.   The following is a summary...
03/04/2023
Lawyer-assisted negotiation in labour disputes
Legislative Decree No. 149/2022 (i.e. the Cartabia Reform), which implements the delegated law for the efficiency of the civil process and the revision of alternative dispute resolution instruments (Law...
13/03/2023
Getting Brexit Done? The UK Retained EU Law and what it means for UK companies
If the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill is passed in its current form, nearly 50 years of EU-derived rules and regulations that had become part of the fabric of UK law across a wide range...
09/03/2023
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Incorporating ESG KPIs into directors’ remunerationThe urgent need to place sustainability at the heart of company strategy is inextricably linked to incentives provided to its directors and em­ploy­ees. This...