COVID-19 Can companies retrieve recoverable paid leave in 2021?

With a view to containing the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, Royal Decree-Law 10/2020 ordered the suspension of non-essential business activities from March 30 through April 9, expressly treating this period of inactivity as compulsory recoverable paid leave. The need to make up this time has caused problems and as a result, the first […]

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Mandatory retirement: the agreement between the Government and social agents fixes new limits

  Forced retirement is back in the headlines following the agreement reached with workers’ and employers’ representatives CEOE, CEPYME, CCOO and UGT on July 1, 2021. Specifically, the new aspects of the agreement are as follows: Firstly, to ensure that collective labor agreement clauses cannot be established that envisage the mandatory retirement of workers aged […]

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Fines in connection with labor law infringements to increase by 20% as from October 1, 2021

  Law 10/2021, of July 9, 2021 on remote working, was published in the Official State Gazette on July 10, 2021. This law, not only regulates the provision of services under a remote working arrangement, but also includes a 20% increase in all fines due to infringements of labor legislation. Although final provision one of […]

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An equality plan cannot be negotiated with an ad hoc committee

The Supreme Court has held, in a judgment of January 26, 2021, that the equality plan negotiated with a committee of five workers appointed by the employer itself is null and void. In the case analyzed, the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court affirms in a cassation appeal the ruling of the Central High Court […]

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Worker vacation time is coming: what is the best contract to cover it?

When vacation is taken by some of the employees, especially when it coincides with a significant number of workers, it may cause an imbalance in company business and the need to hire other workers to substitute those on vacation. On certain occasions, this imbalance may be resolved using internal flexibility measures, such as the relocation […]

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Pride in greater diversity at companies and in legislation

  Felipe Ochoa Each year in the month of June, everything turns to color. Flags in the street for those that work out of home, multicolor icons in video conferences for those that work at home, rainbows everywhere; public buildings, non-governmental organizations, listed companies, small businesses. There has been a great deal of effort in […]

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