Monaco authorises remote working rights for Italian employees

A long-awaited remote working agreement between Monaco and Italy is finally coming into force from 1st June. 

According to a press statement Wednesday, an amendment to the General Social Security Convention between the Principality of Monaco and the Italian Republic has been ratified by the authorities of both countries and will become effective on 1st June 2024.

“The Prince’s Government is delighted with the outcome of this file, which required several years of negotiations with Italy, until the signing in Monaco on 10th May 2021 of amendment no. 1 by Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, and Andrea Orlando, then Italian Minister of Labor and Social Policies,” said the government. 

Italy to be aligned with France in remote working rights

The agreement provides a definition of teleworking and establishes that teleworkers living in Italy can be governed by Monegasque social legislation throughout their employment as teleworkers for a company based in the Principality of Monaco.

“This expansion of access to teleworking to a new segment of employees is a major step forward both for the Principality and for Italy and will allow, in the coming decades, to respond effectively to the challenges posed by the consequences of the success of the economic development of Monaco, in particular the smallness of our territory, while promoting access to employment for Italian employees,” said the government.

The teleworking agreement must be formalised through an employment contract or an amendment to the employment contract, requiring the teleworking employee to be present at least one-third of their working time in the company to “maintain the necessary connection with the teams”, similar to the requirement for teleworkers residing in France.

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