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Italy: Recruitment and selection

Original author: Massimo Pallini
Updating author: Luciano Racchi

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  • Direct and indirect discrimination in access to employment is prohibited on various grounds. (See Discrimination)
  • Job advertisements must not be discriminatory, and part-time and fixed-term workers have a right to be informed about vacancies. (See Advertising vacancies)
  • There are various rules about selection methods and job requirements. (See Selection)
  • The minimum age for regular employment is 16, although there are special rules for employees under the age of 18. (See Young people and children)
  • Depending on the number of employees, employers are obliged to employ a certain amount of disabled employees. (See Employment of people with severe disabilities)
  • There are restrictions on the employment of nationals of countries outside the pre-2013 EU member states and the EEA countries. (See Foreign nationals)