Workers with COVID-19: is the termination of a contract during the trial period null and void?

One of the main features of a trial period is that, while it lasts, both parties can terminate the employment contract without having to allege any grounds whatsoever. However, the termination of a contract during the trial period when the worker has or may have COVID-19 is giving rise to very different judgments. A common […]

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Severance for dismissal: What is the salary used to calculate it?

One of the most common practical and often controversial issues faced by both those in charge of company personnel and workers themselves is the calculation of severance for dismissal. Whereas the legal modules are perfectly defined by legislation (currently 33 days’ salary per year of service for unfair dismissal, 20 days for dismissal on objective […]

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Doubts concerning the commitment to maintain jobs in relation to ERTEs (temporary lay-off procedures)

The various rules approved since the declaration of the state of emergency for the purpose of regulating ERTEs have generated a series of legal questions on which employers require clarification. One example is the uncertainty surrounding the commitment to maintain jobs, in a scenario which has proved to be more complicated and longer lasting than […]

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The necessary distinction between interns and workers

In 2019 we have witnessed intense inspection activity to monitor the presence in companies of what are called “non-employee trainees”, colloquially known as interns. The new Government, according to the program of the so-called “Progressive Coalition”, envisages the creation of a new intern’s statute (so that this concept serves excessively training purposes, and establishing a […]

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Evidence supplied by detectives to prove labor infringements is only valid in the case of well-founded suspicions

For a company to be able to have a worker lawfully monitored by a detective, mere indications of possible irregular conduct are not enough. A few years ago we commented in this blog on the possibility of an employer seeking a detective’s services where the employer suspects fraudulent conduct on the part of one of […]

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New developments in the right to strike

Not long ago in this Blog we spoke about the extremely protectionist tendency of case law in relation to the right to strike, which prohibits practically all actions by businesses that directly or indirectly help to lessen its effects. However, we have recently encountered two rulings, one by the Supreme Court and the other by […]

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