Francesco Pedroni

Predictive justice and artificial intelligence. The report for the Lawyers’ Congress

On Friday 7 October, within the framework of the Lawyers’ Congress, we presented the first Report of the Organismo Congressuale Forense on the state of paradigms for the use of ‘artificial intelligence’ technologies in the field of the protection of rights and justice (and in part to so-called ‘legaltech’). The Report is based on the …

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Work-life balance makes key changes to parental leave and remote working provisions

Introduction On 29 July 2022, Legislative Decree No. 105, dated 30 June 2022, was published in the Official Gazette. The so-called “Balance Decree” implements the EU directive on work-life balance for parents and caregivers (Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019) and has amended several laws, including: …

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Transparency Decree and the new labour information obligations

On 29 July 2022, the so-called “Transparency Decree” (Legislative Decree 104/2022) was published in the Official Gazette. The decree implements EU Directive 2019/1152 on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions and introduces new disclosure obligations at the time of recruitment and during employment. Scope of decree This new measure applies to: all employment contracts (ie, fixed-term, …

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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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