JOB ACT AND ART. 18 OF LAW 300/1970: REINSTATEMENT IN THE COMPANY ONLY IN EXTREME CASES (IL SOLE 24 ORE, 1 OCTOBER 2014, P. 5)
Tommaso Nannicini, an economist at the Bocconi University in Milan and one of the closest advisors to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, confirmed that the Government’s objectives in reforming art. 18 of Law 300/1970 are to specify the “extreme cases” of illegal disciplinary dismissals where job reinstatement will be permissible, whereas real protection will be completely eliminated for economic redundancies. For new hires having permanent contracts with growing protection, this will be replaced with monetary compensation calculated on the basis of length of service. In his speech, the PD representative also made it clear that with the next labour reform, there will no longer be room for coordinated, continual freelance collaborations, other than seasonally necessary collaborations for students and pensioners.