How Italian employers can lawfully monitor employees’ electronic devices
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Marcello Floris
Marcello Floris is a partner and co-head of Eversheds Sutherland’s employment and pensions team in Italy

The subject of remote control of workers in Italy has been part of the evolution of legislation and case law references since the entry into force of Law No. 300 of 1970, the so-called Workers’ Statute.

Originally, Article 4 of the statute prohibited the use of remote control equipment. The use of systems and equipment required for organisational and control purposes or for safety at work, but which also allowed remote control, was allowed, subject to agreement with the company trade union representatives or authorisation from the local labour inspectorate.


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