Author: Vanessa Sánchez Balboa
Is it possible to pay an employee’s salary in cryptocurrency?
Could companies pay their employees’ salaries in cryptocurrency for consumption in a virtual reality? Or as salary in kind? The absence of a legal framework covering these possibilities makes them difficult to implement for the time being. It will also be necessary for the courts and tribunals to reach decisions on such an innovative issue. […]read more
Can an employer request a negative criminal background certificate to hire a worker in Spain?
In certain areas of business, it is an essential requirement for employment and to perform a professional activity to provide the employer with a negative criminal background certificate. This is the case, for example, in work with minors and jobs related to private security. However, is there a legal reason to refuse? Is it a […]read more
Childbirth leave established in collective labor agreements in limbo following extension of paternity leave
A reform was carried out in 2019 which extended childbirth leave. In exchange, the former leave for this reason was ended, because the new regulation defeated the purpose for such leave. However, childbirth leave continues to appear in some collective labor agreements, which has forced the courts to interpret its application case by case. […]read more
Disconnecting from work, an issue that should be regulated
Is a worker entitled to disconnect the digital devices that connect him/her to the company after finishing work? In France, the answer is yes. In Spain, it is unclear, due to the lack of regulation. Since the passing and publication of Law 2016-188 of August 8, 2016 (modifying the Worker’s Code), French law recognizes and […]read more