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Remote employees: What you need to know about employment in Italy

What legislation?

Employers are expected to be fully aware of and apply human resources legislation and regulations. This is not always possible, especially when employees are stationed abroad. In that case, you must be able to count on a solid partner who has all the knowledge in-house. At Interfisc, we take care of your employees across the border, allowing you to fully focus on your core business.

Local employees in Italy, with or without a registered place of business

In several countries, it is possible to offer your products or services through a local employee without the need to have your own registered office there for this purpose. This can, however, often be subject to certain restrictions as to the nature of your activities as a foreign company without a registered office in the country in question.

Please also note that, in principle, Italian social security will apply to your employees residing in Italy, whether they work exclusively or partially in that country. In addition, Italian tax regulations will apply to the income they earn in in Italy and you will be obliged to observe Italian employment law.

Payroll costs in Italy

One of the first questions you could be confronted with before taking on an employee in Italy, is the high level of payroll costs in the country.

In our factsheet Personnel in Italy, available for downloading below, please find an overview of the employee benefits package that is customary in Italy and the associated costs, calculated on an annual basis.

The overview of the costs gives you an insight into the terms and conditions of employment that are customary in Italy, based on which you can decide whether it is worth having an employee in Italy. As soon as you make this decision, we are happy to help you make a suitable offer for your employee, so you will be well-prepared for negotiating with your employee.

Additional employer obligations in Italy

In view of the complexity of and, possibly, inadequate knowledge of Italien legislation in your organisation, we recommend that you do not limit yourself to the financial aspects only. Our factsheets provide you with a detailed explanation of everything involved.

We provide you with an overall picture of the Italian rules:

  • Employment law in Italy
  • Social security in Italy
  • Taxes in Italy
  • Employee benefits in Italy
  • Health & well-being in Italy

Download our factsheet ‘Personnel in Italy’, with information on regulations, payroll costs, employer insurance and payroll accounting in Italy.

Inflation in Italy

For the exact information regarding Italian inflation please refer to the official site of the Italian government click here

National holidays in Italy

New Years Day01-01-2024 (monday)
01-01-2025 (wednesday)
01-01-2026 (thursday)
Epiphany06-02-2024 (tuesday)
06-02-2025 (thursday) 06-02-2026 (friday)
Easter Day31-03-2024 (sunday)20-04-2025 (sunday)
05-04-2026 (sunday)
Easter Monday01-04-2024 (monday)21-04-2025 (monday) 06-04-2026 (monday)
Liberation Day25-04-2024 (thursday)
01-05-2025 (thursday) 25-04-2026 (saturday)
Labour Day01-05-2024 (wednesday)
02-06-2025 (monday) 01-05-2026 (friday)
Day of the Republic02-06-2024 (thursday)09-06-2025 (monday) 25-05-2026 (tuesday)
Maria Ascension15-08-2024 (thursday)
15-08-2025 (friday)
15-08-2026 (saturday)
All Saints01-11-2024 (friday)
01-11-2025 (saturday)
01-11-2026 (sunday)
Maria Immaculate Conception08-12-2024 (sunday)08-12-2025 (monday)
08-12-2026 (tuesday)
Christmas25-12-2024 (wednesday)
25-12-2025 (thursday)
25-12-2026 (friday)
Boxing Day 26-12-2024 (thursday)26-12-2025 (friday) 26-12-2026 (saturday)

In Italy, employees are not granted a day off in lieu, but receive a compensation in salary instead.

School holidays in Italy

Attention: In Italy, holiday dates are determined at a regional level, so the exact duration may vary slightly from region to region. Below you will find holiday dates of the most important regions:

Emilia Romagne
– Carnaval * 06-04-2023 to 11-04-2023
– Easter 14-04-2022 to 19-04-2022 not known yet
– Summer 05-06-2022 to 14-09-2022 + 02-11-2022 not known yet
- Christmas24-12-2022 to 06-01-2023 not known yet
– Easter 14-04-2022 to 19-04-2022 06-04-2023 to 11-04-2023
- Summer09-06-2022 to 11-09-2022 not known yet
- Christmas23-12-2022 to 06-01-2023 not known yet
- Carnaval *20-02-2023 to 21-02-2023
– Easter14-04-2022 to 19-04-2022 06-04-2023 to 11-04-2023 + 24-04-2023
– Summer09-06-2022 to 11-09-2022 not known yet
- Christmas09-12 + 10-12 + 24-12-2022 to 07-01-2023 not known yet
– Easter 14-04-2022 to 19-04-2022 06-04-2023 to 11-04-2023
– Summer11-06-2022 to 14-09-2022 + 30-11-2022 not known yet
- Christmas31-12-2022 to 05-01-2023 not known yet
– Carnaval * 20-02-2023 to 21-02-2023
– Easter 14-04-2022 to 19-04-2022 06-04-2023 to 11-04-2023 + 24-04-2023
– Summer09-06-2022 to 11-09-2022 + 31-10-2022 not known yet
- Christmas09-12 + 10-12 + 24-12-2022 to 07-01-2023 not known yet

Carnival holidays only take place in Trentino-South, Tyrol, Piedmont, Aosta Valley, Basilicate, Campania, Fruili-Ventetië, Giulia, Lombardy and Venice
Click here to view the holiday dates per region

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