Work related accidents during a coffee break: the fine red line between effective working time and personal activities

A recent judgment by the Italian Supreme Court considered that accidents during rest periods should not be considered as work-related accidents. In Spain, several judgments have dealt with the issue on a case-by-case basis. Much has been written since 2019 on the registration of working hours and consideration of the different possibilities that may occur […]

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Fired for using social media: Where is the red line in Spain?

In an environment where social media is an amplifier of everything anyone does, a question that comes to mind is whether the activities of workers inside or outside the workplace, by posting pictures, videos or comments could be regarded as employee misconduct that is cause for dismissal. At the beginning of 2020, the media reported […]

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Labor law challenges in 2021: digital rights, regulation of digital platforms and 4-day workweeks?

In this post, we tackle some of the labor law challenges that are present for 2021 in such areas as equality, digital rights, minimum wage, forced retirement or the working conditions of workers under outsourcing arrangements or digital platforms. During the last 2020, the dramatic health situation has been accompanied by a legislative whirlwind which, […]

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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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