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Italian Labor Reform: New Provisions on Regulating Resignation and Termination by Mutual Consent

• Introduction • New provisions on regulating Resignation and Termination by Mutual Consent • Sanctions • Conclusion

Reform of the Italian Labour Market

The reform of the Italian labour market – known as Riforma Fornero from the name of the involved Ministry of Labour and Welfare – has been enacted as law no. 92 of June 28, 2012 (the “Law”) and is in force since July 18, 2012.

When is disciplinary code necessary?

• Legislation on disciplinary codes

• Case study: dismissal by employer without a disciplinary code

• Supreme Court decision

• Practical suggestions

Ex post defensive monitoring of email and protection of employer’s assets

  • Remote and defensive monitoring
  • The case of the dismissed bank employee
  • Supreme Court decision on defensive monitoring
  • Practical consequences

Group of Companies: Recent Supreme Court Decision

By Andrea Gangemi and Marilita Piromalli

• Recent case • Similar judgments • Main consequences for employment issues

Localization systems are legal for vehicles used for employment activities – but on what condition

By Andrea Gangemi and Lucia Ceccarelli

Under Italian law, all forms of distance monitoring are prohibited by Article 4 of the Statute of Employees (Law 300/1970), as well as by Article 114 of the Privacy Code (Legislative Decree 196/2003), which expressly refers to the provision of the Statute of Employees. 

Constitutional Court clarifies indemnity for invalid temporary employment agreements

By Andrea Gangemi and Lucia Ceccarelli

Towards the end of 2010 Parliament approved a significant piece of legislation - Law 183/2010, known as the Collegato Lavoro - which affects several aspects of employment law, including the indemnity that an employer must pay when an individual is employed under an invalid temporary employment agreement. 

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