In 2018, employers meeting specific prerequisites will have to meet the requirements of the new laws on mandatory hiring. The provisions of Legislative Decree No. 151/2015 come into force on 1 January 2018 – the effective date of which was originally planned for 2017 and subsequently postponed until 2018 due to the effect of the “Mille proroghe” Decree dated 2017 – which establishes the termination of the gradualness regime referred to in article 3, paragraph 2 of Law No. 68/1999 and of the transitional regime established in Article 2, paragraph 2 of Presidential Decree 333/2000, which required the mandatory hiring, respectively, at the time of the sixteenth hiring and after one year and 60 days from the latter. Under the new regime, however, all employers that, on 1 January 2018, have more than 14 employees, shall do so by 1 March 2018 or, in any case, within 60 days after reaching that threshold. However, alternative solutions for companies are not lacking. In any case, they may request partial exemption from the hiring by paying the daily contribution of Euro 30.62 for each missed hiring or sign special agreements with the competent offices to fulfil their obligations. From a financial standpoint, however, employers may benefit from the 36/60-month incentive referred to in article 13 of Law No 68/1999.