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Law 92-2012 Fornero Reform

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Fornero Reform strongly ruled most of the several flexible contracts. On the other side it aimed at constraining in some way labour market, introducing some retrenchments at the use of non standard contracts: a) repealing Work-Entry contracts; b) delegating collective barganining to rule on the shift of time and hours agreed upon a Part-Time contract (the so called flexible clauses, previously ruled by employers and employees), except for some special categories of workers; c) On-call jobs can now be performed by workers over the age of 55 (instead of 44 stated in 2003) and up to the age of 24, and it is now compulsory notifying the hiring at relevant authorities; d) some forms of Quasi-subordinate employers (Coordinated and Continuative Collaborations) as well as Self-employed (like VAT workers) have been equalised at Project-Work jobs, except some professions enrolled in a special professional register /
Target group
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2012 onward
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural: these measures tend to have a structural impact over labour maket, but high fragmentation of such schemes reduce its effectiveness
  • Budgets: 1.719 million ? for 2013 and 2.921 million ? for 2014
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
These measures are aimed at reducing distortions at the use of flexible jobs, by constraining some aspects of their performances /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (Rearranging labour market layouts)
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market (Forms of existing flexible contracts have been constrained in order to avoid exploitation of such workers)
Intended target group
All workers, especially atypical workers, who wish to improve their position in the labour market /
Working age population
  • employment situation (Improve employment situation of non standard workers)
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market (The output is a new regulation of labour market, more resctrictive for certain categories of vulnerable workers (like temporary, part-time, and such))
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Intended outcomes are a higher grade of labour market participation (temporary and part-time jobs), and the decrease of unemployment rates and of poverty levels
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