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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-12/450 – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2020 – 31 December 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Remuneration and rewards for workers in essential services
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 April 2020 (updated 04 May 2020)|
With the Decree Law No. 18/2020 of 17 March 2020 the Italian Government intervened in order to provide a reward to workers that during the month of March 2020, despite the warning related to the COVID-19 outbreak, needed anyway to go to their workplaces, exposing themselves to an higher degree of risk with respect to those that had the possibility to work from home.This reward was granted in form of a special bonus to be added to the workers' ordinary monthly wage of March 2020.
The measure introduced a special reward for dependent workers who have worked in the month of March at their workplaces, instead then from home. The reward amounts to €100 and is granted to dependent workers which have earned a gross yearly labour income below €40,000 in 2019. The reward has the same amount both for full-time and part-time employees, and is calculated in proportion to the number of days in the month the employee actually workers at its workplace. The bonus will be paid automatically by employers starting from April 2020 and in any case by the end of 2020.
No information available
Employees in standard employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in the decision making process.
Eurofound (2020), Reward for employees exposed to risk in March, measure IT-2020-12/450 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2020-12_450.html
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