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How to learn my rights as an employee? (Milan)

Hi all, my girlfriend recently started an internship a.k.a. "stage" here in Milan as a designer. It has been 2 months, and the company continues to stall with the contract, so she has not yet been presented with any employment contract to sign. However, the company has begun to use her designs, which are for purses, and to put them into production. We are concerned that the company might be taking advantage of her by not following through with their offer to employ her, while profiting from her work. We would like to understand her rights in this situation, as a full-time intern with no formal contract.

Can anyone point me to information or contacts where we can learn how to secure her labor rights? We would like for her employer to treat her fairly.

Derek Culp

Milan Forum