Working towards a law on human rights due diligence in an employment context

The eradication of forced child labor, the fight against discrimination at work and the protection of and respect for human rights all form part, together with other measures, such as combatting environmental impact, of the principles laid down in the UN commitment acquired in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which was assumed by Spain […]

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Equal Pay Day: what has been achieved so far and the challenges that remain

September 18 is the third anniversary of the approval by United Nations (UN) of International Equal Pay Day, a reminder of the progress made and what has still to be achieved to bring about real equality between men and women in the area of employment. The first international rule aimed at combating inequality between men […]

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How does the Government’s energy efficiency plan affect heating and air conditioning at companies? Questions from the labor point of view

The recently approved energy saving and efficiency measures directly affect the temperature that companies must have in their facilities but, at the same time, raise questions that leave room for interpretation as well as doubts about coexistence with other regulations.  Following the trend in legislation in connection with energy efficiency to which we referred in […]

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What role can companies play in the area of mental health?

On occasion of the publication by the Ministry of Health of the National Mental Health Strategy for 2022-2026, we reflect on how preventive action can contribute to an increase in the level of mental health of workers. Following the Covid-19 pandemic and especially in 2021, society has begun to talk about mental health and thus […]

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Bicycles for public servants: energy saving measures in the Administration

In light of the risks posed by the current high dependence on energy, it is essential to implement measures that facilitate a reduction in the consumption of energy in the short term. These measures also apply to public servants. On May 26, 2022, the Official State Gazette published the resolution by the Cabinet passing the […]

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Yes, to social taxonomy, but no to the burdens: the big new challenge for companies

Social taxonomy, which classifies economic activities significantly contributing to social goals in the European Union, will be a new challenge for companies, given that it is not based on technical criteria, but rather on international principles and standards. Investors are already adapting their policies and incorporating metrics aimed at valuing these aspects in their investments, […]

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