Italy: government makes fixed-term employment contracts more flexible and supports employees’ purchasing power

On 01 May, International Workers’ day Italy’s Council of Ministers approved a decree-law addressing various labour related issues. Included in the text is a relaxation of norms surrounding fixed-term employment contracts, an additional reduction in employee-related social security contributions for those earning <€35,000 gross p.a. as a way of boosting their net take-home pay, and a tax exemption for benefits-of-kind (BOK) capped at  €3,000, made available to employees with dependent children. The text also buries the ‘citizens income,’ a kind of minimum income payment instituted in 2019, but which is now set to disappear in 2024.

Through HĂ©lĂšne Martinelli. Published on 02 May 2023 Ă  16h32 - Update on 02 May 2023 Ă  16h32

On 01 May, a day after a heated meeting with the trade unions, Italy’s Council of Ministers gave the green light to a series of adjustments to the current labour legislation. Apart from the upcoming demise of the citizens’ income payment, the new measures, despite their top billing, do not significantly impact already operating norms.…

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