Companies will have to pay the expenses associated to telework

The new legislation regulating working from home (called telework when electronic means are used) has finally been published and requires companies to pay the associated expenses or reimburse them, without workers assuming expenses related to equipment, tools or the necessary means to perform their work. But, will this have tax and Social Security consequences? Royal Decree-Law 28/2020, […]

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Back to an “ERTE”: solutions on how to survive outbreaks of COVID-19

Companies that have been affected by COVID-19 outbreaks and the strengthening of certain measures and administrative restrictions could consider implementing a temporary collective layoff procedure that enables them to survive the second wave of the pandemic. Companies did not exactly make a killing in August this year. The macroeconomic figures provided by the different official bodies, […]

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Compulsory medical examinations cannot be replaced by other compulsory check-ups

The Supreme Court has reiterated its case law regarding compulsory medical examinations at work, also pointing out that, when these are compulsory, they cannot be replaced by other kinds of controls performed outside the company and the employment activity. The judgment ratifies the compulsory nature of worker medical examinations, in this case in the passenger transport […]

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Gender equality plan: time is of the essence

Since last March, companies with more than 150 workers are obliged to prepare and implement a gender equality plan. In March 2021, this requirement will be extended to all companies with more than 100 workers and, in 2022, companies with more than 50 employees will also have to comply. The unprecedented situation we have been […]

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What happens with the vacations of workers subject to an ERTE?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on company business, many companies have been forced to use temporary contract suspension and reduced working hour procedures. When deciding what measure to implement, one of the issues that arises is the accrual of vacation during an ERTE. ¿Are workers still entitled to 30 days’ annual vacation […]

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Vacation in the time of covid-19: can the vacation period be changed?

The summer months are here, which is when employees at most companies take their vacations. In the current context created by the pandemic a shortage of work in many sectors and uncertainty over what will happen in the final months of the year are raising a stream of doubts over whether companies can take steps […]

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