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19.102020

Emergency extension prolongs simplified smart working

in Labour

Decree Law no. 125 of 7 October extended the current COVID-19 pandemic emergency to 31 January 2021. The previous deadline was 15 October 2020.

Simplified smart working follows a different timeline from the emergency extension. Previous provisions of the “Relaunch” Decree, stated that simplified smart working is to be extended until 31 December 2020.

Until that date, employers can grant workers smart working arrangements without having to enter into individual agreements. However, electronic communication to the Ministry of Labour using the “Cliclavoro” portal is still required within the usual terms. Further measures could be issued to regulate smart working and related deadlines.