Category: Employment contracts
Notification to indefinite-term seasonal workers by ‘WhatsApp’: is it possible?
The use of communication systems such as ‘WhatsApp’ could be, from an organizational perspective, ideal for notifying indefinite-term workers with seasonal contracts, as opposed to other more formal or traditional communications such as by letter or bureaufax, or too informal means such as a simple phone call, but are calls via ‘WhatsApp’ legally viable? The […]read more
Spain – One year on from the employment contract reform: what has changed?
2022 has come to an end. And in labor law circles we are celebrating an anniversary one year on from the much heralded labor reform published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) through Royal Decree-Law 32/2021 of December 28, 2021, on urgent measures for labor reform, ensuring stable employment and transforming the labor market. Royal […]read more
Employer of record: the intermediary that makes it easier to hire employees in other jurisdictions
The concept of “local legal employer” or “employer of record”, which enables companies to access talent in other countries, has burst onto the scene as a new form of hiring in the midst of the telework boom. Technology has meant that the pool of talent available to many companies is no longer limited by geography, […]read more
Workers with COVID-19: is the termination of a contract during the trial period null and void?
One of the main features of a trial period is that, while it lasts, both parties can terminate the employment contract without having to allege any grounds whatsoever. However, the termination of a contract during the trial period when the worker has or may have COVID-19 is giving rise to very different judgments. A common […]read more
Temporary hiring returns to the forefront in the next labor reform
For several months, there has been talk of the labor reform that the Government wants to implement. Once again, the main issues subject to debate and possible modification will include the need to limit temporary contracting. In this regard, we should not overlook the fact that providing companies with more flexibility to adjust their staff […]read more
What content must be included in basic copies of employment contracts?
The Supreme Court has clarified what content must be included in the basic copies of employment contracts that companies must provide to the workers’ statutory representatives in accordance with article 8 of the Workers’ Statute. It has done so in a judgment handed down by the Labor Chamber on May 26, 2021, which confirmed the […]read more