Employment Law

an excellent level of service, especially in tough situations

Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

I felt like the lawyers were part of my team; they really created a personal feeling. In addition to that, they gave great theoretical advice and clearly interpreted complex issues.

Chambers Europe

The lawyers are very prudent. They are aware of the risks and inform us of them. They give us the full picture.

Chambers Europe, 2016

The lawyers have substantial experience in all aspects of employment law but are particularly strong on corporate-related matters. The team mostly advises international groups.They always make an effort to form a strategy based on the company’s needs.

Chambers Europe

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Employment Law

The Employment Department has developed a considerable experience in providing legal assistance on employment and labour law matters to industrial, commercial and financial companies and institutions, both large and medium sized, listed and unlisted, Italian and foreign.

This practice group has a variety of specialisations.

  • M&A operations: legal due diligence, mandatory consultation procedures with Trade Unions in relation to the transfer of businesses;
    Corporate restructuring: collective dismissals, plans for incentivised voluntary resignations, CIGO (“Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Ordinaria”, the ordinary salary integration public fund, available in case of a crisis in the market), CIGS (“Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Straordinaria”, the salary integration fund, available for restructuring), “Contratti di solidarietà” (solidarity agreements allowing a reduction of working hours below the level established by law)
  • Dismissals, disciplinary proceedings, disciplinary charges and sanctions, secondments and transfers;
  • Subordinate employment and self-employment contracts, Co. Co. Co. contracts (“Collaborazioni Coordinate e Continuative”, coordinated cooperation agreements), project contracts, workforce supply and service contracts, executives´ and directors´ retention covenants, non-compete agreements, agency contracts for individuals, flexible employment contracts (fixed term, apprenticeship and training contracts);
  • Relations with Trade Unions, drafting of collective agreements and negotiations, drafting of disciplinary codes, codes of conduct and company policies;
  • Assistance to, and defence of, clients in relation to inspections carried out by Health and Social Security Authorities;
  • Settlements, labour settlements and conciliations related to any sort of disputes including dismissals;
  • Legal advice concerning any employment law matter, secondments abroad, national and international social security;
  • Litigation regarding employment law matters;
  • Litigation regarding injuries at work, health and safety at work issues, recourse by INAIL (the National Insurance for Injuries at Work and Professional Illnesses) against employers, compensation for economic and non economic damages, harassment at work.