Hiring staff in Italy

Hiring staff in Italy

Italy is attractive to many foreign entrepreneurs who are interested in opening a business because it offers important business opportunities and is in the top ten largest economies in the world.

Skilled workers

If you have decided to set up business in the country then most probably you will hire local employees which are well trained and skilled workers. The population of Italy is one of the largest in Europe with over 60 million inhabitants. The country also benefits from a strategic location and a flexible economy based on small and medium companies.

Employment regulations

Any foreign entrepreneur who considers hiring Italian employees must know the main regulations related to employment in the country. You may read the Italian laws or contact an Italian attorney who will offer legal advice for hiring employees according to local legislation. The main laws regarding employment include the Constitution, the Civil Code and national labor collective agreements.

Employment contracts

There are several types of employment contracts in Italy, which include fixed-term agreements and agreements for an indefinite term of employment. Most of the employment contracts are for an indefinite period of time. Irrespective of the type of employment contract you choose, it must be concluded in writing and contain the following information: starting date, job title, where the employee will work, legal holidays, the salary and working hours.


The wage of every worker is decided by both employee and employer and there is no minimum amount set for the entire country. An employee is required to work at least 40 hours per week for a full time job and the employees who want to work more will receive an additional payment according to the number of hours exceeding the limit of 40.

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