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 […]read more
What is the proper jurisdiction for employers and employees to resolve personal income tax-related issues?
The issue as to which jurisdiction is competent to hear claims regarding the appropriateness and amount of personal income tax withholdings made by an employer from an employee has been the subject of settled case law. Indeed, the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the determination of whether or not personal income tax withholdings […]read more
Again, a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) causes major controversy about the constantly questioned and difficult balance between the employer’s right to monitor and surveil the activity of its employees and the latter’s right to the protection of their privacy (privacy and personal data). The judgment delivered by the ECHR on […]read more
According to figures from the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, in 2016 there were a total of 46,845 traffic accidents to/from work, which constitutes an 8.4% increase in these types of accidents with respect to the previous year. In this context, the Supreme Court continues to shape its criteria when classifying as an occupational […]read more
Following the introduction into the Spanish legal system of criminal liability of legal persons in 2010, consideration was given to the importance of putting control mechanisms in place to ensure compliance with legislation in order to avoid or reduce such liability as far as possible. These mechanisms, and, in particular, the implementation of compliance programs, […]read more