Labor market

In the current decade, Italy has implemented a number of substantial reforms of labor market aiming at the creation of a modern, competitive and non-discretionary environment.

  • Employment agreements in Italy normally consist of simple hiring letters which refer to the items required by the law.
  • At the start of the employment relationship, the employer must inform the employee of the main terms and conditions of his/her contract.
  • Italian law does not prescribe any particular form for employment contracts generally; they may be communicated orally, although most contracts are evidenced in writing. That said, some specific provisions as well as specific information concerning the employment relationship are required by law to be written down.
  • Teleworking must be voluntarily agreed with the employee. Teleworkers are entitled to the same rights as employees performing the same tasks and duties at the company's premises, including with respect to training and career opportunities.

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