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Individual dismissal in Italy

Under Italian Law, the employer’s power to terminate the labour relationship is limited to a substantial extent by Article 1 of Law no. 604/1966. The notion of justifiable reason is defined by Article 3 of Law no 604 as being of two types: (i) a serious violation of the worker’s contractual obligations (the so-called subjective reasons); and (ii) reasons concerning the production, the organisation of work and the regular functioning of the same (the so-called objective reasons). Di... [Read All]

The new rules on individual and collective dismissal in the context of permanent employment contracts General In December 2014, Parliament passed the so-called “Jobs Act” (Law n° 183...
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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed a year-long study into the legal services sector, which is worth around £11–£12 billion a year. It is important to note that ...
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The general provisions concerning collective dismissals are set forth in Law N° 223 of July 23, 1991, thereby implementing EEC Directive 75/129. A “collective dismissal” is defined in...
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Post Date: 27-09-2012 - Article Date: 22-08-2012
  As it was before, the “composition with creditors” (art. 160, Italian Bankruptcy Act) helped too little the insolvent entrpreneurs. Not to mention the “restructuring agreements” (art. 182bis, I.B.A.). The tools provided by the legislator between 2005 and 2006, were am... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 05-09-2013 - Article Date: 02-09-2013
The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government has ... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 16-02-2015 - Article Date: 16-02-2015
In a recent case, AmTrust Europe Ltd v Trust Risk Group SpA [2014] EWHC 4169 (Comm) (10 December 2014), the Commercial Court considered whether the English court had jurisdiction to grant an injunction in circumstances where the parties had entered into a number of agreements with conflicting jurisd... [Read All] - Comments (0)