When does Italian law govern an employment relationship? When will the Italian courts have the power to hear your employment claim?
The first issue is to consider what the applicable law of your contract is. This is often set out in your employment contract.
Generally, the parties to a contract have the freedom to choose the applicable law, but in reality, it will be the employer that often chooses. That choice will often be the country’s laws that are most favourable and convenient to the employer.