The essay analyzes the main legal issues that make the application of the rules on posted workers in the Italian legal system problematic. Indeed, the Italian labour market is still ex-posed to dumping by companies based in other countries. The analysis focuses in particular on the new norms introduced by Legislative Decree no. 22/2020 which reformed Legislative De-cree 136/16 by transposing Directive 2018/957. The protective regime of the worker posted in Italy, while emerging strengthened by the reform, continues to suffer from the effects of a pathologically unregulated collective bargaining system and the weakness of the inspection action.
Keywords: Posted workers; Employment conditions; Wage dumping; Inspection activity; Eu-ropean Union.