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15.06.2018
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Italy – Facebook comments can be valid grounds for dismissal

Italy
Facebook is one of the essential communication tools of the digital era, but it can also be dangerous for employees who use it carelessly, as a recent Italian Supreme Court decision has confirmed. Ganzen Artikel lesen

01.06.2018
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Italy – employees can record conversations with colleagues to safeguard their rights

Italy
An employee can lawfully take recordings of colleagues, even without their consent, provided that he or she directly takes part in the conversation and the recording is aimed at safeguarding his or her rights. This article analyses a recent Italian Supreme Court ruling confirming this exception to Italian privacy law. Ganzen Artikel lesen

18.05.2018
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Italy – benefits for employees of innovative start-ups

Italy
In Italy, innovative start-up companies enjoy many benefits, including benefits for their employees. The only companies that can take advantage of these incentives are those that are defined as innovative start-up companies according to the terms of a piece of legislation enacted in 2012, and that are therefore registered in a special section of the register of companies.

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11.05.2018
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Italy – how to dismiss an employee for poor performance

Sometimes there's no alternative but to dismiss an employee for poor performance. This article sets out the circumstances in which dismissal for poor performance can be effected under Italian employment law and it highlights some similarities and differences with other European jurisdictions. Ganzen Artikel lesen

27.04.2018
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Italy: Food delivery riders are not employees

Italy
On 11 April 2018 an Italian employment tribunal held that riders working for the food delivery app service Foodora were self-employed contractors and not employees. This article describes the background and reactions to the decision. Ganzen Artikel lesen

11.08.2017
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Italy: New law on smart working

Italy
The Italian Law on Smart Working provides for increased flexibility to ensure a better work-life balance for employees, as well as increasing employers’ competitiveness. It defines ‘smart working’ as an agreement between the parties "with no precise constraints in terms of working hours or workplace and with the possible use of technology to enable the work to be performed. The work is carried out partly on the company’s premises and partly outside, without any fixed location – provided this is done in accordance with the law and collective agreements concerning the maximum daily and weekly working hours.” Ganzen Artikel lesen

16.06.2017
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Italy, France, Germany, Sweden and USA: Dress code and appearance policies

Dresscode
Personal dress and appearance is a common way individuals express their personality, including their political and religious views. Unfortunately, the personal choices individuals make in attire, hairstyle and other personal appearance factors may collide with workplace rules, creating conflicts. 

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24.03.2017
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The right to be forgotten – ECJ ruling on Italian data protection case

Italy
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled on an Italian case in which the director of a company, a Mr Manni, had brought an action against the Lecce Chamber of Commerce. He had built a tourist complex in Italy, but argued that the properties had failed to sell because it was apparent from the companies register that he had been involved in a company that had gone bankrupt in 1992 and was wound up in 2005. He believed he had a ‘right to be forgotten’ in relation to the data held about that company in the companies register. The ECJ disagreed. Ganzen Artikel lesen

03.02.2017
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Sexual harassment at work: Global concern with local solutions

Sexual harassment
A recent headline could put fear in the hearts of general counsel and HR professionals alike. A restaurant franchisee in Ohio shells out $ 1.4 million to settle a sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of multiple women. In that case, EEOC v. E. Columbus Host, LLC, the EEOC claimed a restaurant manager engaged in egregious sexual harassment of 12 female employees. His behavior was said to include pressuring workers as young as 17 for sexual favors, unwelcome touching of female workers, making humiliating remarks about women, and retaliating against female employees who complained. Ganzen Artikel lesen

11.11.2016
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Sexual harassment: How must employers in Europe respond?

More than half the women surveyed by the TUC earlier this year said that they had been sexually harassed at work, with most admitting they had not reported it. But British women are not the only ones to be subjected to unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate jokes and comments, or groping in the workplace. In Australia, for example, research suggests that the rate of sexual harassment has increased by over 12 per cent since 2011, while figures from the United Nations have shown that between 40 and 50 per cent of women in EU countries have been affected. Ganzen Artikel lesen