The Budget Act of 2022 introduced a requirement applicable to employers who have employed, on average, at least 250 workers and who intend to close a branch, establishment, subsidiary, office, or autonomous department – located in the national territory – with the definitive termination of the relevant activity and with the dismissal of at least 50 workers.
At least 90 days before the start of the procedure concerning collective redundancies, the aforesaid employers must send to the relevant TU/Labour Offices the communication informing them of the economic, financial, technical, or organisational reasons for the closure, the number and professional profiles of the personnel employed and the term within which the closure is expected.
Within 60 days the employer develops a plan to limit the employment and economic impact of the closure and submits it to the TU/Labour Office. Within 30 days, the plan is discussed with the TU/Labour Office. Before the conclusion of the examination of the plan and its possible signature, the employer cannot order collective dismissals or dismissals for objective reasons.