Italy: New Obligations Take Effect for Foreign Companies Posting Foreign Workers
EU and non-EU employers seconding employees to Italy are now subject to previously announced online notification requirements, effective December 26, 2016. The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has launched a new online portal to accept the notifications and released additional guidelines for the new requirements.
Employers are also required to report any updates to their employees' information within five days of the change, maintain employee documentation for up to two years after the assignment end date, and appoint a company representative.
Employers are required to report all new secondments starting after December 26, as well as any secondment that started after July 22, 2016 that will continue past January 26, 2017.
Online Notification Process
Employers seconding employees must create an online account and submit, at a minimum, the following information by midnight of the day before the assignment start date:
- Assignee(s) name(s);
- Assignee(s) date(s) of birth;
- Start/end dates of assignment;
- Sending company details;
- Work location;
- Type of services to be provided;
- Contact information and address of the representative(s) in Italy;
- Work Permit Authorization number, if applicable;
- Host entity; and
- Number of workers in Italian company.
The information will be reported to the Labour Inspectorate, National Social Security Agency and National Workers Compensation Authority.
Employers must report any subsequent amendments to the original secondment conditions through the same system within five days of the change.
What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
Employers should work with their immigration professional to ensure they comply with the new regulations. Some of these new processes may result in additional fees.This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org