Medical checkups: voluntariness and limits on the right to privacy

In accordance with article 22 of Occupational Risk Prevention Law 31/1995, of November 8, 1995, employers are obliged to guarantee workers the periodic monitoring of their health according to the risks inherent in their position and must offer staff the possibility of having periodic medical checkups and specifically, according to Spanish case law, at least […]

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Physical exercise: a contractual obligation?

There are numerous studies linking the regular practice of physical exercise to greater productivity in the workplace. Exercise improves health in general, so logically it enables our bodies to be in a better condition to perform our duties at work. That is the conclusion reached by many studies, one of which is called “The effect […]

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Requirements for the electronic signature of employment contracts

In the era of WhatsApp, apps and LinkedIn we live in , the question arises as to whether the electronic signature of the employment contracts equivalents to the traditional handwritten signature. In order to answer that question, we must turn our sights to Regulation No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions […]

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Paid leave must begin on working days, according to the Supreme Court

On February 13, 2018 the Supreme Court handed down a judgment on an ordinary cassation appeal, in which it ruled that the first day of paid leave should be the first working day after the event for which the leave is taken, arguing that leaves of absence were created to be taken on working days […]

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Use of GPS tracking only valid during working hours

With barely two months to go until the entry into force of the new General Data Protection Regulation (May 25, 2018), its impact on labor relations continues to be a live issue. On previous occasions we have talked about recordings obtained from video surveillance cameras and their use in the area of labor relations as […]

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Can companies ban smoking even in outdoor spaces?

In its November 13, 2017 judgment, the High Court of Justice of Cantabria rejected a complaint filed against a company that prohibited smoking throughout its factory grounds, including in outdoor spaces where workers went to smoke during their 15-minute breaks. The issue is interesting because it is not a case of determining whether employees can […]

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