Foreign companies posting their employees to Italy must be compliant with the provisions of the Posted Workers Directive and the Italian law. In order to ascertain that the assignment in Italy matches the law provisions, the Italian Labour Authority must assess: whether the seconding company carries out activities not encompassed within simple personnel management or administration, so they cannot be considered fictitious companies (letter box companies); whether the employee is actually posted, analysing the employment…
October 30, 2017
The Italian Social Security Authority, with Circular Letter No. 154 of October 25, 2017, provides instructions on changes and additions to the bilateral Totalization Agreement between Italy and Canada, which entered into force on 1 October, with particular reference to:
– determination and uniqueness of the applicable legislation
– pension benefits
– health controls in order to grant disability benefits
– family benefits for pensioners
– economic benefits for tuberculosis
Concerning employees assignment, there is the chance to extend the secondment period beyond 24 months in order to grant social security coverage in Italy.
The request for extension has to be submitted by the employer and the employee and may be authorized by the competent authorities of both Contracting Parties upon examination of the applicants’ reasons.
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