New rules for fixed-term employment contracts and more

On July 14th 2018 entered into force the so called “Dignity decree”, strongly wanted by the new minister of labour Luigi Di Maio (D.L. 87/2018).

In this decree, the length of fixed-term contracts cannot exceed 24 months and the employer is obliged to justify the reason of fixed-term contract any time its length exceed 12 months except for seasonal activities and innovative start-up companies for the first 4 years of activity.

Increases the term to dispute the fixed term and the indemnity in case of unjustified dismissal.

The same rules governing the fixed-term employment contracts shall be applied to temporary leasing contracts.

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