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Legislative Decree 124-2004 Regulation of the labour inspections national system

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
This Act: a) created a "Labour and social security inspection Departmet" within the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies aimed solely at coordinating all inspective activities regarding national labour legislation; b) at this purpose it established detailed rules for coordinating different institutions involved in such activities (mainly Regions and Provinces Administrations); c) and created a special body, at the national, regional and provincial level, to fight undeclared jobs (CLES); d) at this purpose established a conciliation phase prior to inspections and sanctions; e) lastly, created a database of the employers inspected /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2004 onward
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Fight distorted use of non standard jobs /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (Regulating liberalization)
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • services (New offices, bodies and the database represent important innovations, especially to contrast irregularities within non standard and undeclared work)
Intended target group
This act in not targeted at any specific group, meanwile it involves all workers /
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market (The new inspective layout should reduce irregularities in the use of temporary jobs)
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