Informations and abstract
An inquiry about "project employment" involves the basic category of labour law, because it is an institute, which stays on the boundaries between subordination and autonomy, putting to the interpreter a series of old and new theoretical questions. The difficulties in recomposing the institute, fomented by a legislative technique not always consistent with lawmaker's purposes, have determined a wide interpretative heterogeneity, involving, alternatively, attempts of rationalization or severe constitutional criticism. Therefore, many doubts remain, especially regarding the effectiveness of the set of rules. By paradox, according to the first opinions of employers, is to ascribe to the great uncertainty after the above mentioned piece of legislation the partial reduction of the old "collaboration contract" which, indeed, seem to have been often substituted by pure self-employment, partnership employment and sometimes also irregular work.