Environmental obligations of companies in the workplace and lack of regulation in Spain: the current challenge

Spanish law cannot be left out of the progress we are witnessing in environmental matters at both an EU and international level. Given the situation, businesses need to be ready to face the challenges set by Europe and how this will affect their production processes, paying special attention to the supervisory role that workers’ statutory […]

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creación de un fondo de pensiones de carácter abierto y colectivo y vinculado a las empresas

Company pension plans: the reform proposed by the Government

The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Jose Luis Escrivá, has presented what could be the most outstanding measure of the pension system reform, the possible creation of an open and collective pension fund linked to companies. The Minister stated that in the present Government’s opinion, individual pension plans are not achieving the expected […]

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What can parents do when their kids’ schools are canceled due to coronavirus?

Some of the measures taken by public authorities to help curb the spread of coronavirus have had a major impact on the workplace and raise questions about how the measures should best be applied in employment relationships. In the past few days, many parents have been affected by one of the government’s measures to curb […]

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When are tips considered part of a worker’s wages?

If the tip is a direct transfer between the customer and the worker without the company’s involvement, it will not form part of the worker’s wages. The lack of labor regulations governing tips in many business sectors (with some exceptions, such as the casino sector which does regulate them) leaves us with myriad questions regarding […]

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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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