0.00% - Up to 15,000
27.00% - 15,000 - 28,000
38.00% - 28,000 - 55,000
41.00% - 55,000 - 75,000
43.00% - Over 75,000
There is no mandatory minimum wage in Italy, wages are fixed by nationwide collective bargaining agreements.
Paid Time Off
The mandatory minimum number of paid leave is 26 days and employees are able to carry over the unused days to the following year, however, they must be used by June 31st. Any remaining unused PTO will be cashed out.
For the first 3 days of sick leave, the employee is entitled to full pay from the employer. After 3 days, sick leave benefits are paid out by the National Health Service as follows:
- The employee is entitled to 50% of their regular pay for the first 20 days
- After the 20 days, the employee is entitled to 66.6% of their regular pay.
A woman is entitled to 20 weeks of maternity leave and receives 80% of their regular pay for the 8 weeks leading up to birth and 12 weeks after.
If the mother does not take maternity leave (due to death, infirmity, or the father having exclusive custody), the father is entitled to three months’ paternity leave after the birth of the child. These rules also apply if the mother is self-employed.
In Italy, an employee is able to take up to 10 months of unpaid parental leave:
- For a mother after maternity leave: Can take up to 6 months of unpaid leave
- A single parent: Can take up to 10 months of unpaid leave
- If a mother chooses to not take parental leave after maternity leave, she is entitled to work 6 hours a day until the child is 12 months old.
Work injury is covered by the National Institute for Insurance Against Accidents at Work (INAIL). In order for the employee to be eligible for this benefit, they must immediately report the incident and have a medical examination and acquire a medical certificate.
In addition, the employer must file a report within 3 days to INAIL.
A full work week in Italy is 40 hours, or 8 hours a day.
Overtime is limited to 2 hours a day and must be approved by the company.
There is no set overtime pay, however, overtime pay must be more than the regular rate.
22% standard rate.
Salaries are paid on monthly basis for work between the first and last day of the month. Paydays are the 27th of the month. 13th and 14th bonus (after performance review) salaries are common.
Quadri & Impiegati Employees have the possibility to join the complementary pension fund Fon.te. The optional employee contribution of 0,55% will be matched by an additional employer contribution of 1,55%. Dirigenti (Managers) the NCA grants private pension benefits through the funds Mario Negri
Employers contribute 29%-32% of workers wages, and employees contribute 9.19% - 10.48% of their salary. Contributions are used towards funds for unemployment, sickness, maternity, temporary employment compensation, social mobility and other minor funds.
Notice periods are decided upon in the collective agreement - however are dependent on the cause for termination. 1. Dismissal at will: for open ended contracts, employers are not obligated to provide motivation, however, notice must be given as detailed in the agreement. 2. Dissmisal for just cause: for extreme breaches and damages to the bond of trust. No notice needed. 3. Dismissal for jutifiable reason: - Subjective: employee is not fulfilling contractual obligations - notice is not required - Objective: justified by production activity, organization of work and its proper functioning.
Employees resignation notice period is decided in the collective agreement.
A month of salary for each year worked at the company plus unused vacation days.