Italy -New regulations for fixed-term and project contracts -January 3, 2013

Changes in labour law have introduced more possibilities for employers to hire personnel on fixed-term and project contracts. The requirement for employers to provide a reason for hiring a fixed-term worker has been removed in favour of conditions that the contract cannot be renewed and that it cannot cover a period of more than one year. Project workers can now be hired as long as they work on a genuine project that is not part of the company’s core businesses and do not do repetitive work. Provisions have been added to both clauses that allow conditions to be relaxed in national collective agreements.



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