How the Supreme Court counts periods of inactivity in seasonal contracts

We analyze the rulings of the Spanish Supreme Court on how periods of inactivity in seasonal contracts are counted for seniority bonus, loyalty bonus, professional promotion or severance pay.  During the not much more than two years in which the reform of Article 16 of the Workers’ Statute regulating seasonal contracts has been in force, […]

Occupational risk prevention, in adaptation phase to a new working environment

Close to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we review some of the challenges posed by occupational risk prevention and its regulation, such as, for example, achieving its true integration into company management, the framework of corporate responsibilities, considering different types of companies or the preventive legal status of self-employed workers.  Since […]

Force majeure temporary layoff in Spain: labor solution before a cyberattack?

A judgment by the National High Court opened up the possibility of applying a temporary layoff file as a company is compromised by a hack and cannot go on with its activity as usual. On March 9, 2021, a routine morning at Spain’s State Public Employment Service (SEPE) turned into a day of chaos and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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