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Looking to the Other Side of the Bench: The New Legal Status of Independent Contractors Under the Italian Legal System

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Elena Gramano, Maurizio Del Conte (2018). Looking to the Other Side of the Bench: The New Legal Status of Independent Contractors Under the Italian Legal System.

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Self-employment has always been looked at with high suspicion by both lawmakers and legal scholars, under the undeclared assumption that long-lasting relationships where an independent contractor directly provides for an activity in favor of someone else often hides a substantial subordinate employment relationship, voluntarily obscured by the “strong” party, namely the employer, in order to avoid costs and legal responsibilities. This article discusses a law in Italy protecting self-employed workers.

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