Private investigators and video surveillance: a new variation giving greater leeway to the practice of monitoring workers on CCTV

The courts are allowing a growing amount of leeway for using closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to monitor suspicious conduct of workers without informing the employees in advance. There have been an extensive number of cases already, yet even more variations on the issue continue to arise; for example, what happens if the cameras are […]

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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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ERTEs due to force majeure. How long do the authorities have to resolve them?

The avalanche of temporary redundancy procedures (ERTEs) due to force majeure that have been submitted since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis has led several autonomous communities (to date, Castilla y León, Galicia, Islas Baleares, Comunidad Valenciana, Aragón, Asturias and Murcia) to generally extend the term in which the labor authorities are required to resolve […]

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New conciliation measures will increase litigation

The new regulations passed to promote equality between men and women recognize the right to adapt working hours, without a reduction thereof, to improve conciliation of work and family life. In the absence of collective bargaining or an individual agreement, there must be a negotiation and, in the event of a dispute, the company’s decision […]

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Requirements for the electronic signature of employment contracts

In the era of WhatsApp, apps and LinkedIn we live in , the question arises as to whether the electronic signature of the employment contracts equivalents to the traditional handwritten signature. In order to answer that question, we must turn our sights to Regulation No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions […]

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Partial retirement and concentration of working hours

A business practice that has long been demanded and, in many cases, applied, using various different formulas, despite its rejection by the National Social Security Institute and to a large extent by the Spanish courts, is that of concentrating the working hours corresponding to the entire duration of partial retirement, in a single period. Interest […]

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