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Law 99-2013 Extraordinary measure promoting employment and social cohesion

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
On the side of the labour law regulation this Act aimed at liberalising some of the flexible contracts: a) Fixed-Term contracts without reasons (acausale, introduced by Fornero Refom) are now renewable under collective bargaining, can be continuated over the elapsing time of the contract, and intervals for re-employing the same worker are shortened; b) Discontinuous work (or Work on Intermittent Basis) has now a maximumt time lasting; c) Project-Work contracts can be renewed if it's been aimed at scientific research activities /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2013 onward
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
On one side measures a) and c) aimed at liberalizing specific types of non standard contracts (namely Fixed-Term and Project-Work), while on the other side measure b) restained Discontinuous work /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market (Rearranged Fixed-Term, Project-Work and Discontinuous jobs)
Intended target group
All non standard workers are affected by this act /
Working age population
  • employment situation (atypical)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market (A more flexible fram of the labour market)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
A more homogeneous distribution of non standard workers within the labour market, in particular, this act aimed at reducing the low-skilled temporary workers (Discontinuos work)
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