In July 2016, Decree N.136/2016 introduced the following new obligations for companies posting foreign national workers to Italy:

  • Sending a notice of the secondment to the Ministry of Labour before the posting is initiated, and of any changes occurred during the relationship
  • Maintaining all documents referring to the posting (employment contract, pay slips, notifications)
  • Appointing a local representative resident in Italy

The decree also introduced a regime of joint liability between the host company in Italy and the sending company in relation to social security contributions, which will remain for up to two years after the termination of the posting.

Specific guidelines for the implementation of the new provisions are yet to be issued.

This summary was prepared using information obtained from Peregrine Immigration Management.

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