Francesco Pedroni

Collective redundancy of managers and ban of dismissals due to covid-19 pandemic

A comment by Francesco Pedroni for Lexology – ILO International Labor Office on two diverging decisions of the Court of Milan issued on 2 July 2021 and 17 July 2021. The cases are related to dismissals of executives during the ban to the dismissals due to Covid pandemic. Both of the Court’s decisions stemmed from …

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Supreme Court of Cassation recognises subordinate nature of employment contracts with freelance journalists

A note and comment by Annamaria Pedroni and Andrea Stanchi for Lexology – ILO International Labor Office on Italian Supreme Court’s decision (nr. 20099, dated 14 July 2021) on a case recognising the subordinate nature of employment contracts with freelance journalists is available here. This decision appears to create serious risks for publications that contract …

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Sinthesis of Support Decree as amended by conversion law and Support Decree 2

On May 22 2021 the s.c. “Support Decree 1” has been converted into law (Law 69/2021) and on May 26 2021, the s.c. “Support Decree 2” (Law Decree 73/2021) came into force. Here below a summary of the main provisions related to employment. Suspension of dismissals The suspension of dismissals for organizational or economic reasons, …

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Employee entitled to payment of holiday accrued between dismissal and reinstatement

A comment by Francesco Pedroni for ILO – International Law Office, on the recent decision issued by the Italian Supreme Court 6319/2021 (8 March 2021) which, recalling the ECJ’s principle that the right to paid annual leave cannot be interpreted restrictively, changed its ruling and stated that the period between the date of the unlawful …

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Towards Metaverso? From Work From Home (WFH) to the crowd sourced city

On the occasion of Milano Digital Week 2021 the event curated by Andrea Stanchi and Simonetta Muccio and organised by Organismo Congressuale Forense. Technological evolution and pandemic impose a double stress on society, exacerbating inequalities and encouraging the monadisation of individuals, through remote working, online didactics and the digitalisation of interpersonal relationships. The emerging Metaverse …

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