Italian Labour Law has been subject to important changes after the Law 28 June 2012 n. 92 came into force on 18 July 2012.
Seen as a step forward, the reform gives a strong signal to foreign investors showing Italy’s willingness to exploit its enormous potential. From the first section of the Law, it is easily to identify how the domestic labour market should be: “inclusive and dynamic”.
The core points of the new Law are the following:
·Types of contracts aim to decrease the use of temporary employment contract in favour of apprenticeship one. The latter should be seen as the main way to promote young people’s entry into the labour market.
·Outbound flexibility, adjusting the dismissal procedures to the current economic situation.
·Social safety system, making active labour market policies more efficient, coherent and equal.
Labour is regulated by Italy’s Constitution, Civil Code, the Workers’ Bill of Rights (Statuto dei Lavoratori), and other relevant laws and decrees. Employment terms and conditions are also periodically fixed by collective labour agreements within the various professional categories.