The number of years of working life increase in the midst of uncertainty regarding sustainable pensions

Eurostat data shows an upward trend in the years spent on the labour force at a time when this is essential in order to support the benefit system. In the midst of the debate on the creation of ways to keep workers on the labour force after the usual retirement age in an attempt to […]

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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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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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Amending a contract

The limit for “self-terminating” a contract after a material modification to conditions

In the last quarter of 2016, the Supreme Court had occasion to rule on the possibility of rejecting the application of the employment contract termination mechanism contained in article 41.3 of the Workers’ Statute (WS) where the harm suffered by the worker is not evidenced. The facts of the case were as follows. In December […]

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