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Italy Payroll Guide

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Hiring in Italy

We're here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in Italy, whether you’re looking for services in Rome, Venice or elsewhere.

Employer Responsibilities

In Italy, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • 4 Weeks’ Vacation Entitlement
  • Supply an Employment Contract
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • No Minimum Wage

Frequently Asked Questions

How does payroll work in Italy?

In Italy, it is common to provide a “13th Month” bonus equal to one month’s salary. Subject to performance and applicable CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement), a “14th Month” is also provided to employees.

How many hours is a working week?

A full-time working week in Italy is 40 hours. Employers can request a maximum of 8 hours’ overtime in a week, in line with the EU Working Time Directive. Overtime must incur an increase in salary with specific rates found in the applicable CBA.

What about dismissing an employee?

Employment rights are very strict in Italy. Before taking any action, we suggest you speak to one of our Employment Law Advisors. Dismissals can be a lengthy process with a list of steps that must be followed. We are able to handle all aspects of this to ensure compliance throughout the process.

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Italy’s complex legislation can be daunting. Our in-country specialists are an extended member of your team, steering you safely through tax and labor law.

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Our in-country professionals provide a wealth of experience and expertise in Payroll & HR compliance, ensuring your venture complies with ever-changing legislation.

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We’ll ensure you’re operational promptly in accordance with local law, advising on the best route for your business, whether it’s via a legal entity or foreign registration.

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