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Seamless hiring of staff in Italy with Parakar

The intricacies of employment in Italy can be complex, but Parakar’s thorough HR solutions make entering the Italian labour market a smooth experience. From grasping Italian employment laws to creating compliant employment contracts, and effortlessly guiding you through Italy’s social security system, our team ensures that your expansion into Italy’s vibrant workforce is both compliant and effective.

Whether you’re contending with the requirements of Italian work permits, the specifics of the Italian tax system, or the particulars of employee benefits in Italy, Parakar stands by your side in mastering employment compliance and enhancing your payroll services. Explore how we simplify each step of the hiring process, transforming potential hurdles into avenues for growth within the Italian labour market.

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Native HR-experts

Our local HR team has a deep understanding of the local business culture in Italy and fluent language skills to provide you with the right support and service for you expansion needs.

20+ years of experience

Our experience in international business expansion goes beyond 20 years. This experience allows us to help you achieve your business expansion goals in a correct, efficient and compliant manner.

Customized solutions

At Parakar, we offer personalized solutions based on your specific growth ambitions. Whether a multinational or a small business, we'll sort it out.

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Understanding Italy’s job market with Parakar

Starting a business in Italy means getting to grips with some complex rules. Italian job laws cover a lot, from making sure everyone has a fair chance in hiring to getting the necessary work permits. And when it comes to contracts, it’s about making sure everything’s clear—from pay to how you say goodbye if you need to.

Parakar makes this all much simpler. With our deep knowledge of Italian job rules, we help you through the tricky bits before you even start hiring. We are really good at explaining the ins and outs of making contracts that fit all the Italian laws, so you can hire with confidence.

Working in Italy

After you hire someone, there’s still a lot to keep up with. You’ve got to manage taxes, sort out social security, and stay on top of how the job market in Italy works. These are big tasks that you have to get right to keep things running smoothly.

Here’s where Parakar steps in again. We have a knack for making complicated things simple, especially after you’ve hired your team. From getting your payroll sorted the Italian way to figuring out the best perks for your team, we make sure you hit all the marks for Italian job regulations. With Parakar’s help, you can focus on growing your business in Italy, knowing all the technical stuff is in good hands.

Keep in mind

Hiring in Italy:
What to know



Transactions are primarily in Euros (EUR), the standard for all financial dealings.



The one and only official language in Italy is Italien.


Payroll frequency

Employees commonly receive their payments monthly, a consistent practice across industries.


Public holidays

Italy observes 12 national public holidays annually.


Additional salary provisions

In Italy, standard salary packages commonly include a 13th-month salary.


Vacation bonus

A vacation bonus, sometimes referred to as a 14th-month salary, is not legally required.

Employment facts

Contract types and regulations:

Italy has strict regulations regarding employment contracts. There are several types of contracts including open-ended contracts, fixed-term contracts, part-time contracts, and apprenticeship contracts. Open-ended contracts are the most common and provide the most protection for employees, including severance pay rights and notice periods.

Mandatory annual leave:

Italian employees are entitled to a minimum of four weeks of paid annual leave. In many cases, collective bargaining agreements extend this period. This is in addition to the 12 national public holidays.

Social security contributions:

Both employers and employees in Italy are required to make social security contributions, which cover pensions, unemployment insurance, health insurance, and other welfare benefits. The rates are variable and depend on several factors, including the industry, the employee’s seniority, and the type of contract.

Maternity and Paternity leave:

Italy provides strong protections for maternity and paternity leave. Mothers are entitled to five months of paid maternity leave, which can be taken two months before the expected date of birth and three months after. Additionally, fathers are entitled to paternity leave, the duration and conditions of which have been evolving to promote shared parental responsibility.

We go the extra mile

We offer comprehensive HR and payroll services that go beyond a local HR department. We aim to reduce the complexity of managing people abroad and ensure that your staff feel at home in Italy. We do this by providing full compliance in all aspects of payroll and HR administration and are 100% familiar with local labour laws and employment regulations.

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Let’s sum this up

Why choose
Parakar for Italy?


Parakar owns a Italian entity and is registered as an employer with the Italian authorities.


We act up as your employer of record to employ and payroll your employees in Italy.


We offer great management for customized employee benefits.

Navigating the Italian workforce: A Parakar perspective

Successfully navigating the Italian employment landscape requires a thorough grasp of its distinctive aspects, from understanding Italian employment laws to efficient handling of Italy’s payroll services. Firms like Parakar are critical in this process, simplifying complex procedures and offering guidance customized for the needs of international employers.

Adherence to Italian employment laws and contracts

Entering the Italian labour market demands in-depth knowledge of local employment regulations. This includes drafting Italian work contracts that meet national standards and comprehending the legal ramifications of employee termination in Italy. A lack of informed strategy could lead to significant legal challenges, despite the country’s advantageous hiring incentives.

Navigating administrative complexities

Dealing with Italian social security, acquiring Italian work permits, and deciphering the nuances of the Italian tax system are all fundamental to setting up a compliant business. Parakar’s services are essential in navigating these administrative tasks, especially when it comes to understanding different types of Italian work permits or handling tax issues for employers in Italy.

Optimizing employee management

Managing a workforce in Italy involves providing competitive employee benefits, keeping abreast of Italian labour market trends and data, and ensuring proper social security contributions for Italian employees. Partnering with Parakar to establish payroll for Italian workers simplifies this intricate process, allowing businesses to concentrate on their primary operations while assuring compliant and punctual payroll procedures.

Ultimately, the challenges of staffing in Italy call for a comprehensive and multifaceted understanding of the local employment environment. This includes legal requirements for work contracts, strategic navigation of tax and social security systems, and the implementation of best practices in employee management. With expert guidance from Parakar, international employers are well-equipped to master the complexities of hiring and managing a workforce in Italy, taking full advantage of the opportunities this dynamic labour market has to offer.

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