Italy - COVID-19 New provisions on the prohibition of dismissals

The new provisions

The so-called "Decreto Agosto" (Law Decree no. 104 of 14 August 2020) extended the prohibition of dismissals in different ways.

The stop to employer's withdrawals has been going on since 17 March. Until 17 August it was a generalised blockade, i.e. valid for all dismissals, collective and individual, for economic reasons, now instead the prohibition becomes "flexible".

In fact, from 18 August a "mobile" extension of the prohibition of dismissals, linked to the use of the emergency redundancy fund (all 18 new weeks) or, alternatively, of the contribution exemption up to 4 months, thus extending it for many companies, between mid-November and the end of the year.

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