Service contracts. Case law draws the line between legality and unlawfulness.
1 June 2023The recent judgment of the Italian Supreme Court. Criminal Section III (dated May 4th 2023, no. 18530) addressed the issue of service contracts – increasingly used by companies – marking the boundary between those defined as lawful operational tools and the unlawful supply of manpower. It shall be noted that labour contracting belongs to those […]
Is there room for furlough in Italian labour law?
26 May 2023In relation to working relationships holding international features, it is not rare that some procedures, normally executed in one country, are implemented in the other national legislations involved, even under other similar options they provide. As the furlough is not an exception to the above, here below is a brief recap of its characteristics and […]
Legitimate disciplinary sanction imposed based on video surveillance images
10 May 2023Using images from the video surveillance system installed in the company for security reasons to prove an employee's disciplinary misconduct is legitimate. The Supreme Court, in its order no. 8375 of March 23rd, 2023, declared the lawfulness of using video surveillance system footage to report an employee’s misconduct, provided that it is evaluated within a […]
28 April 2023The “Garden Leave” is a contractual clause used mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom, which grants employees a paid leave within the execution of the notice period to prevent them from engaging, during that time, in competitive conduct that could be detrimental to the employer. One of the contractual obligations to which […]