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Autonomia, subordinazione, coordinazione nel gioco delle presunzioni

WP C.S.D.L.E. “Massimo D’Antona”.IT – 174/2013

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The paper deals with the recent Labour Law reform which has been introduced by law No. 92of 28th June 2012. The reform is inspired by the “flexicurity” model, also promoted by the European institutions. Besides reforming unemployment benefits, the law is actually aimed at distributing labour protection more equally. This is to be achieved, on the one hand, through the reduction of flexible or non-standard forms of employment relationships, introduced in the system over time; on the other hand, through the reform of the law regulating dismissals.  The paper covers the new regulations on quasi-dependent or “parasubordinate” and self-employed work. The author criticizes the law’s structure, which focuses more on the goal of defeating “non-genuine” self–employment, rather than on the goal of regulating economically dependent self-employed work.
Non-genuine self–employed work could have been combatted through the ordinary administrative and judicial checks. Instead, the law, by using the presumption technique (mostly non-rebuttable presumption) of the existence of dependent work, when the legal parameters are present, ends up bringing under the dependent work umbrella also those employment relationships which are not characterized by subordination (work under the direction and supervision of another person).This leads to a substantial, but uncontrolled, change in the key concepts of labour law.

author(s): Magnani, Mariella
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