Posting (secondment) of employees and workers to Italy

Consultancy for registration, communications to the ministry, as a multilingual mediator we can act as reference person for all matters concerning the posting of employees and secondment in Italy.

Please feel free to contact us at (preferably by mail because we aren't native speakers) for any further information regarding secondment and posting of employees in Italy. Your contact person is Mrs. Marina Huber. Secondment or posting refers to the temporary transfer of employees from their home country to work in Italy, typically to fulfill a specific project or to provide expertise in a particular area.

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The definition of “posting of employees to Italy”

Pursuant to the (Italian) Legislative Decree No. 136/2016, one refers to the posting of employees to Italy, also called secondment to Italy, when:
A employee/worker, following his employers instructions (the foreign posting company) performs his working duties, for a specific time, in Italy.

Consequently, one refers to the “posting of employees/workers to Italy” in the case of:

  • Effective posting (secondment): The employer (posting company), in its own interests, places a employee/worker for a specific period of time at the disposal of another company (called host or user) and/or lets him perform his work there. The employee/worker, therefore, does not work on behalf of the company that has posted him, but in favour of the one to which he has been posted
  • Field work: the employee/worker works in favour of the posting company (assembly activities, supplies, business trips)
  • Transfer of employees/workers to one of the company’s branches or to an associated company
  • Transnational provision of services, regardless of the economic sector
  • Freight transport, if an additional service, e.g. loading and unloading, is provided in Italy


Obligations for posting employees / workers to Italy

In order to post a employee / worker to Italy (even in the case of cabotage or secondment), a number of documents must be submitted and communications sent. To this end, we attach a summary of all the services/activities required, underlining, in the first column, the services for which we can provide our support, and those, instead, which the interested party must perform himself, in his country of residence.





Posting Agreement / Work Contract / Supply Agreement

These contracts constitute the legal basis, and contain the rules established to work in Italy.


Certificate A1

In the case of posting/secondment, the employee/worker continues to be insured for welfare purposes in the country where the posting company holds its registered office. 


Individual communications in the country where the company resides

If any communications have been envisaged, these must be prepared by the company itself.

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Registration with the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies (please refer to the following page for more information)

The registration and communication process with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies is very complex and the online platform is, in part, only available in Italian and English; consequently, the registration should be undertaken through our firm.

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Communication of the individual employees/workers to the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, including identification of the contact person in Italy

The following data must be communicated:

   informations about the posting company

   informations  about the posted employee/worker

   informations about the company where the employee/worker is being posted

   reference person domiciled in Italy and authorised to represent the company against authorities

We can do the registration and communication operations for you, although, even in this instance, data entry is complex and the online platform is, in part, only available in Italian and English.

By accessing the data held by the Italian Chamber of Commerce, we can, however, provide you with the data of the company where the employee/worker is being posted.

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Reference person domiciled in Italy and authorised to represent the company against authorities; must ensure receipt/sending of documents

We can act as your reference and organise any necessary receipt or sending of documents from/to the authorities on your behalf, on condition that the registration/communication operations are also entrusted to us.


Translation of the documents that must accompany the posted employee/worker.

On request, we can provide the names of translating agencies with whom we have already worked.


The employee/worker must carry the prescribed paperwork with him/her  

The documents must be exhibited during any inspections (a list will be provided when you engage us).

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Compliance with the law provisions in force in Italy concerning safety at the workplace, working hours, holidays, days off, the protection of minors, etc.

We can provide assistance if you require any information concerning law provisions on working hours and holidays, on condition that the registration/communication operations are also entrusted to us.

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Integration of wages (base salary, overtime supplements, severance pay) to avoid social dumping

We can make a comparison between the wages applied in the two countries, on condition that the registration/communication operations are also entrusted to us.


Paperwork to be kept

All the documents must be kept for at least two years after the end of the posting/secondment date.

Registration and communication of posted employees with the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

Starting from 26th December 2016, the posting/secondment and field work of employees/worker, as well as their transfer for cabotage activities, to Italy, are subjected to registration on a specific online platform. Furthermore, an independent communication must be submitted for each posting/secondment. This communication is mainly aimed at checking and preventing social dumping. Consequently – besides the communication to the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies – salary adjustment, in particular, is also checked.

Companies that have their headquarters in a member state of the EU, and whose employees/workers work in Italy (posting/field work or cabotage), are subject to the communication obligation. The posting company must send an online communication to the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies at least one day prior to the employee’s/worker's departure.

The following categories must be communicated:

  • Employees/workers and freelancers (if registered in the social security system) who perform their work in Italy (posting, temporary secondment between the different branches of a company or a corporate group, temporary employment, field work);

  • cabotage transport (beginning and ending of a transport in Italy) of goods and/or passengers.

The following activities are normally exempt:

  1. business meetings without the provision of other services;

  2. taking part at seminars/conferences without the provision of other services;

  3. exhibitions or taking part at trade fairs/congresses/conferences and shows of a trade fair type, without the provision of other services, and without sales;

  4. Participation/organisation of cultural events in the fields of music, dance, theatre or artistic craftsmanship, on condition that said activities are not already the subject of a working relationship;

  5. taking part in sports competitions and international championships.

In the case of any legal obligations being breached, various penalties are envisaged, in different amounts, up to Euro 150,000.

Our services on the subject of the posting of employees/workers to Italy

We can offer the service of registration on the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies’ platform, and with all the relative communications. In addition we act as your reference in Italy. Furthermore, we can make a comparison between the wages applied in the two countries, in order to avoid social dumping.
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Marina Huber
Head of labour law consulting & payroll services
Consultancy for registration, communications to the ministry and we can act as reference person.
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