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Italy’s employment law reforms are long overdue but incomplete

By Franco Toffoletto, Partner, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

21 August 2012

By Franco Toffoletto, Partner, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

On 18 July 2012, the Monti-Fornero reforms of Italy’s employment law came into force as Law 92/2012.

The last pillar of the deeply-ingrained legislative system from the 1960s and 
70s, where reinstatement was the only remedy for unfair dismissal, has now given way. A step forward has also been taken to lower dismissal costs by introducing fixed-term contracts.

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