Constitutional Court clarifies indemnity for invalid temporary employment agreements
- 23 novembre 2011
Towards the end of 2010 Parliament approved a significant piece of legislation – Law 183/2010, known as the Collegato Lavoro – which affects several aspects of employment law, including the indemnity that an employer must pay when an individual is employed under an invalid temporary employment agreement.
The previous provisions of labour legislation were not sufficiently specific on the amount of this indemnity, which resulted in an unacceptable lack of predictability in case law. Articles 32(5), (6) and (7) of the Collegato Lavoro were intended to remedy this by requiring an employer to pay comprehensive indemnity of between two-and-a-half months’ salary and one year’s salary if a temporary employment agreement does not comply with the provisions of the law. [...]