Striking a work/life balance with covid-19: the new rules on working hours during the plan for easing lockdown

The different phases in the easing of lockdown include going back to work and with this, the need to strike a work/life balance. However, this time there is an additional problem – no school – and those that tend to take care of the children over the holidays (the grandparents) are some of the people […]

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Issues to consider in recovering paid time off during the state of emergency

Pursuant to Royal Decree-law 10/2020 of March 29, 2020, as from the end of the state of emergency on June 21 until December 31, 2020, companies will be able to recover the hours of their workers on paid leave from March 30 to April 9, 2020. The Royal Decree-law forced all workers that were not […]

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Video conferences hosted by the labor courts: online trials make progress with the pandemic

On May 12, the “de-escalation” commenced for the Administration of Justice and on June 4, procedural terms will recommence. Little by little, the courts are returning to business after months in which the pandemic caused by COVID-19 has given rise to progress in holding trials on line. Nevertheless, there are still important steps to be […]

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Inclusion and diversity: beyond equality, what can companies do?

Although Spain is one of the countries with the most advanced legislation on inclusion and diversity, companies can incorporate different initiatives that help to ensure the protection of everyone in a labor environment. On June 26, the world celebrated what is commonly known as the ‘LGBT Pride Day’. The date is not irrelevant and takes us […]

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Labor jurisdiction adapts to covid-19: on-line trials, preferential processing and time limits

  The health crisis has caused an authentic revolution in the field of Justice. The suspension of proceedings and arrival of new matters directly related to the consequences of the pandemic have made it necessary to take measures in order to meet the new needs of the labor jurisdiction, which was already overburdened. The following […]

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Other measures to be adopted when teleworking is no longer possible

The sudden outbreak of the health crisis caused by COVID-19 has led employers and employees to turn to teleworking in response to the need for social distancing. However, having overcome this first phase, the following measures can be considered and adopted from a labor standpoint to tackle the difficulties raised by the economic standstill and […]

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