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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Transparency and work-life balance: new obligations for employers

1 August 2022

The Italian Council of Ministers on 22 June 2022 approved two legislative decrees implementing both (i) Directive (EU) 2019/1152, on transparent and predictable working conditions and (ii) Directive (EU) 2019/1158, on work-life balance for parents and carers repealing Council Directive (EU) 2010/18. The text of the decrees is therefore final and will shortly be published in the Official Gazette.

Directive (EU) 2019/1152 requires that workers be informed of all aspects of their employment relationship, with a much greater level of detail than required so far under Legislative Decree 152/1997; as a result, employers will be burdened with performing additional formalities.

Directive (EU) 2019/1158 grants additional safeguards to workers who are carers and aims to promote gender parity by promoting the sharing of these care giving responsibilities.

We set out below the most significant provisions under the new legislation.

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