Italy Benefits & Details

Benefits vary by country in accordance with each country’s employment laws. This page serves as an overview of benefits for Italy. The Employer of Record for Italy, Remote, can provide additional details on the benefits that they administer (denoted below with *).

In addition to location-specific benefits, Shared Benefits are available to all team members.


  • New Year’s Day
  • Epiphany Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Liberation Day
  • International Worker Day
  • Republic Day
  • Assumption Day
  • Commerce Celebration Day*
  • All Saints Day
  • Saint Ambrose*
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas Day
  • Saint Stephen’s Day

All holidays are determined by the Employer of Record and may vary by year. In addition to national holidays, all team members in Italy observe regional holidays in Milan, where Remote’s entity is located. The two Milan holidays are denoted with * above.

Annual Leave/Vacation*

There are 3 different types of leaves that fall in the category of Annual Leave:

  • Vacation (Ferie): 22 days
  • Working time reduction hourly permit (ROL): 32 hours per year, after 2 years of employment
  • Ex Festivita’ hourly permit: 32 hours per year

This adds up to 26 days per year for someone in their 1st or 2nd year at thoughtbot, and 30 days per year for someone who is in their 3rd year or beyond at thoughtbot.

Sick Time*

thoughtbot ensures 10 days of fully sick time per year. A medical certificate is required from day 1 of leave.

Partial to fully paid extended sick leave may be available from the 4th consecutive day of sickness through the 180th consecutive day via the INPS with a medical certificate. thoughtbot will top off the first 10 days of the year to the full rate as needed.

Parental Leave*

All thoughtbot team members are eligible for both paid and unpaid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. thoughtbot ensures 6 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all non-birthing parents and 12 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all birthing parents. In locations with their own system for paid leave, thoughtbot’s policy runs concurrently with the local system.

In Italy birthing parents are entitled to 5 months of fully paid leave. Usually 1 month is taken before birth and 4 months afterward. Additionally, up to 6 months of unpaid leave is available.

Non-birthing parents are entitled to 6 weeks of fully paid leave, which runs concurrently with the statutory 10-day leave in Italy. Additionally, up to 10 months of unpaid leave is available.

Bereavement Leave

Team members may take up to 5 paid days off anytime someone close passes away. This includes pregnancy loss. We understand the deep impact that death can have on an individual or a family. If you need more than 5 days off, you can also use your accrued paid time off or unpaid time off.

Medical Insurance*

Medical insurance is available through Allianz.

Collective Bargining Agreemeent (CBA)*

All our team members in Italy are part of a union.

Payroll Cycle*

All payments are processed through Remote. All bonuses, stipends, and expense reimbursements are added to the monthly payment, which is made on or before the last working day of each month, payable in arrears. The cut off date for submitting and approving expenses is the 10th of the month. In Italy the annual salary is divided into 14 payments. The 13th and 14th month payments are made in June and December.

Notice Period*

In Italy the notice period is determined by the CBA and should be confirmed with Remote. The standard notice period for Italy depends on the level of the position and the length of employment. For example, for someone on level 3 who has been employed for under 5 years the standard notice period is 20 days.