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The courts introduce new criteria for determining the start date of paid leave

In recent months, several judgments of the Supreme Court and the National Appellate Court – some of them contradictory – have interpreted the moment at which the period for enjoying paid leave should be deemed to start. On April 5, we published a post on the moment when paid leave starts in which we analyzed […]

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Can they fire me if I don’t agree to working part-time?

A judgment from the Supreme Court reopens the debate on dismissals of employees who refuse to change their full-time contract to part-time when there is a reduction in the company’s workload. A full-time contract is linked to the performance of the tasks specific to the category engaged, within the working hours set by the collective […]

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Starting out in the garage and reaching the top: it’s (also) a social issue

In order to be a success, big ideas and important projects need to have a social conscience, and a clear and specific commitment to corporate social responsibility, whether it is a start-up or a company listed on the stock exchange. The work environment has much to contribute to added value, and to enhancing the manner […]

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The courts fail to agree over the law applicable to employment contracts of cabin crew

A legal debate has arisen over which legislation applies to the employment contracts of airline cabin crew: the legislation of the country in which the worker was hired?, or the legislation determined by the employer’s nationality?   When a strike occurs at an airline or at companies providing ground handling services related to air traffic, […]

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Speaking English at work may become compulsory

Obliging workers to communicate in English at work may not be lawful in general, however there are mechanisms to require it in positions in which it is essential. One year ago, in September 2017, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which belongs to the Ministry of Development, confirmed that it would not limit the application […]

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To have access to a public contract, companies must adopt measures for disabled workers

To have access to a public contract, companies must adopt measures for disabled workers

Breaching the law that requires reserving job positions for disabled persons not only entails statutory penalties but now may also bar a company from the possibility of opting for a significant public contract. Since this past March 2018, according to the new wording of the Public Sector Contracts Law, there is a statutory prohibition on […]

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