In the event of insolvency, Fogasa must also bear the severance pay for workers who terminate their employment relationship due to a transfer

A recent judgment of the CJEU extends the liability of the Wage Guarantee Fund to the severance pay for termination of a contract arising from a transfer. In a judgment of June 28, 2018 (case C-57/2017), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that the severance pay provided in Article 40 […]

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Withdrawal of driving license could place job at risk

Where a valid driving license is needed for workers to perform the duties attached to their jobs the question to be asked is what happens if a worker’s driving license is withdrawn as a result of a traffic offense. In those cases, can the company interrupt or terminate the employment relationship? The Supreme Court shed […]

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Social Networks bring Big Brother into the world of labor relations

The number of collective bargaining agreements which regulate aspects of the use of social networks is on the increase. Companies can lay down rules on their proper use and regulate certain forms of conduct, insofar as these could prove detrimental to the image, reputation or functioning of the business. It was back in 1949 that […]

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The Supreme Court clarifies the requirements to prevent a dismissal for supervening unfitness from being declared void

According to a judgment of the Spanish Supreme Court, in order to prevent a dismissal for supervening unfitness (ineptitud sobrevenida) from being declared void, an employer must prove that reasonable accommodation has been provided, and such accommodation must not constitute a disproportionate burden for the employer.  It is possible to question whether the termination of […]

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A dismissed worker can change his mind during a conciliation hearing concerning a prior agreement with the company

Let’s start with some background. A company dismisses a worker on disciplinary grounds, notifying him by means of a letter that does not explain the grounds but rather only refers to a “continued and voluntary reduction in performance.” At the same time, both parties reach a financial agreement and undertake that the company will recognize […]

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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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