HR & Labor
No national minimum wage
Employer contributes 28-30% of regular wages.
Employees contribute 9.19% with salary ceiling of 100,324 EUR for anyone who started to contribute after Jan 1st, 1996. Anyone who started contributing prior to Jan 1st, 1996, there is no salary ceiling. For both cases, income exceeding 46,123 EUR per year, additional 1% contribution is added.
Severance payment is 7.5% of annual salary.
Advance notice is one month.
For regular office workers, the notice can be from one month to four months, for managerial positions it can be from even month if they worked in the company for less than two year and increased by 2 weeks for each year in the company.
Managers (dirigenti) are paid 100% of the regular salary by their employer for the first 12 months.
Employees (quadri & impiegati) are entitled to the following payouts:
- From day 4-10, employees are entitled to 50% of normal salary.
- From day 21, the employee has the right to 66% of normal salary.
There are 12 official public holidays
Employee is entitled to 4 weeks per year of paid vacation.
Female employees are entitled to five months maternity leave. This leave is typically taken two months before birth, and three months after. However, this can be changed to one month, and four months after if a medical certificate is provided.
In the case of a premature birth, the days of unused leave before childbirth are added to the postpartum maternity leave.
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.
Additional parental leave (up to six months) can be used until the child is 12 years old. Both parents can take such a parental leave up to a total of 10 months (11 if the father takes at least three months.
VAT is 22% standard rate.