Employees in Italy

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours.
  • Maximum Duration
10 hours a day and 52 hours a week.
  • Night Hours
From 10 pm to 5 am.
Working Rest Day
One or two days a week.
Paid Annual Vacation
The minimum is one week a year; but it depends on the type of contract and responsibilities.
Retirement Age
65 with a minimum of 25 years' contributions.
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
Informal Labor Market
Undeclared work is increasing. In 2007, a rise of 44% was registered from 2006's figures. The unofficial economy in Italy represents 14 million EUR and about 2,951 irregular workers.

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
There is no legal minimum wage.
Average Wage
About EUR 1,100/1,200 per month. It is one of the lowest in Europe.

Social Security Costs

Contributions Paid By the Employer: 30 %
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 10%
Competent Organization
National Institute of Social Providence

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