Hire employees in Italy, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Italy

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Hire employees in Italy No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in

Italy

,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. 

Italy

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in

Italy

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

Local lawyers ensure you stay compliant

We partner with labor law experts in 150 countries. Easily pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

All the necessary benefits for Italy built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in

Italy

within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

Unemployment Insurance
Social Security
Health Insurance
Pension

Quick Overview

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Capital: Rome

Official language: Italian

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Italy, employees are entitled to a minimum of 20 days of paid holiday a year.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s day
  • Epiphany
  • Easter Monday
  • Liberation Day
  • Labor Day
  • Republic Day
  • Ferragosto
  • All Saints' Day
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas Day
  • St. Stephen’s Day

Additional Regional holidays may also apply.

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges from 23% to 43%

Employer Cost

Approximately, 30% of employee salary

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

There are no statutory requirements for a written employment contract nor the obligation to draft the contract in Italian.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period is 6 months. The length varies depending on the terms of the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Wage Requirements

There are no provisions regarding minimum salary stipulated in law.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Normal working hours over a five-day period are 40 hours a week and must not exceed 48 hours.

Bonus and expense payments

Employees are entitled to receive a 13th salary equal to their regular monthly salary, which is paid in December unless the employee requests to receive this on a monthly basis. Most employers are required to provide employees with a 14th salary as well, that is paid in July unless the employee requests to receive this on a monthly basis.

Parental Leave

During the first 12 years of the child's life, the parents are entitled to have a period of absence to take care of their children. Parental leave can be taken by either parent for a maximum period of six months, or by one only for a maximum period of 10 months.

  • Maternity Leave: employees must not work for two months before, and three months after, childbirth. This compulsory period of maternity leave can be shifted to up to five months used all after childbirth, if a medical certificate is produced.
  • Paternity Leave: If the maternity leave period is not taken, the partner is entitled to the entire or residual period of maternity leave. This right does not apply in any other circumstances.

Sick Leave

In the event of employee illness or injury, Collective Bargains Agreements or individual contracts generally provide for a period of paid time off, during which the employee is entitled to keep their job and to receive their salary in the proportion and for the period set out in any applicable CBA or the individual employment contract. After this period, the employer can dismiss the employee by giving notice. This period is generally between six and 12 months and applies in cases of both a single period of sick leave and multiple periods.

Termination requirements for employees in

Contracts can be terminated by any party giving notice. An employer can terminate the contract without notice for just cause, for example, where there is a serious violation of the employment contract, or with notice based on either a subjective or an objective reason. Any non taken holiday must be paid upon termination. Employees can appeal to a court if they considered the dismissal unjustified. Additional compensation may be due if the court deems the dismissal to be unfair.

Severance payment: 1 month’s salary for each year of seniority is due to employees upon the termination of the contract.

Notice Period

The employee's notice period will usually be set out in the collective labor agreement and is calculated in accordance with the employee's tenure, position and level in the company.

Note: In Italy, we work with a top-tier EOR partner to ensure you have the best employee hiring and onboarding experience. They’re well equipped to handle all things employment for Italy.

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"

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..."

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