Capital: Rome

Language: Italian

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Paid Time Off:   Employees in Italy are entitled to at least 20 days of paid vacation per year.

Public Holidays: New Year's Day, Epiphany, Easter Monday, Labor Day, Republic Day, Ferragosto, All Saints' Day, Immaculate Conception, Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day; Additional Regional Holidays may also apply.

Individual Income Tax:  The individual income tax is affected by a variety of factors, including marital status, income level, and so on. The average is between 23% and 43%.

Employer Cost: Around 30% of employee salary.

  Employment Contract Specifics:  There are no statutory requirements for a written employment contract, nor is it required to be written in Italian.


Probation Period: The probation period is limited to six months.

Wage Requirements: There are no statutory minimum wage requirements.

Working hours and overtime restrictions: Normal working hours over a five-day period are 40 hours per week, with no more than 48 hours allowed.

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