A framework agreement has been published that brings the social security treatment of cross-border teleworkers in the EU into line with that of EU posted employees. The Social Security regulation applicable to cross-border teleworking is no longer a ‘rara avis’ but an increasingly common phenomenon that companies will have to learn to live with. The […]read more
Spain: In the event of dismissals for objective reasons, at what point the worker’s legal representatives must be provided with a copy of the letter?
The Supreme Court has ruled, in a judgment of 5 July 2023 (rec. 105/2022) , the discussion as to whether the delivery of the notice to the workers’ representatives in objective dismissals must be prior to or simultaneous with the notification to the dismissed employee or whether, on the contrary, it can be made subsequently. […]read more
The increase in summer temperatures over the last few years has a huge impact on workers who are exposed to heat stress and have to do physical work. In terms of prevention, companies need to take the appropriate measures to protect workers and avoid heat-related illnesses, such as heat rash, cramps, fainting, dehydration, heat exhaustion […]read more
What happens when an employee with an indefinite-term contract for seasonal work does not respond to the call to resume work?
One of the main innovations of the last labor reform was the introduction of indefinite-term contracts for seasonal work in companies and sectors in which they had never been used before. However, the new regulation has not resolved certain doubts, such as, for example, how to act in the event a worker fails to respond […]read more
It is not a case of ‘everything goes’ when you are working from home: justice marks the red lines of remote working
The remote working boom has also led to an increase in the number of cases that reach the courts in connection with teleworking conditions. We analyze some of the controversial subjects on which decisions have already been handed down by the courts. Remote working can save money both for businesses and employees, but its benefits […]read more
‘You have a new email. Subject: you have been dismissed.’ Emails of this type may be valid if it can be evidenced that the employee has received it and that this is the usual channel for communication between the parties. The Canary Island High Court has accepted that a termination of contract notified by email […]read more