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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Worker vacation time is coming: what is the best contract to cover it?

When vacation is taken by some of the employees, especially when it coincides with a significant number of workers, it may cause an imbalance in company business and the need to hire other workers to substitute those on vacation. On certain occasions, this imbalance may be resolved using internal flexibility measures, such as the relocation […]

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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 […]

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The Spanish Data Protection Agency offers pointers on how to protect workers’ data

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has published its guidelines on data protection in labor relations  to help both public and private organizations adequately comply with the law in force. The guidelines are in response to questions that have arisen in the current legal framework, particularly following publication of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in […]

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