As from 15 June, the employers who were forced to suspend their activities due to the floods that hit Emilia-Romagna, Marche and Tuscany can submit a simplified application to access the one-off social safety net introduced by the Floods Decree, i.e. Decree-Law no. 61 of 2023.
The social safety net is intended to protect the employers and workers damaged by the floods and to cope with the emergency.
In this regard, INPS [Italian Social Security Office] Circular No. 53 of 2023 provides the corresponding operating instructions . In particular, employers are exempt from the obligation to inform and hear the trade unions as well as from paying additional contributions (Legislative Decree no. 148/2015). In addition, the decree introduces a derogation in the timing of the submission of applications, for which an information flow, exclusively in CSV format, must be completed.