As the ODS get older, ESG criteria make progress, also in a labor environment

September 25 is the sixth anniversary of the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by the United Nations Organization (UNO). Objectives such as gender equality and equal pay for the same work, as well as theprotection of labor rights, are among the UNO’s priorities from a labor perspective. In recent years, the business world […]

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An equality plan cannot be negotiated with an ad hoc committee

The Supreme Court has held, in a judgment of January 26, 2021, that the equality plan negotiated with a committee of five workers appointed by the employer itself is null and void. In the case analyzed, the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court affirms in a cassation appeal the ruling of the Central High Court […]

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Pride in greater diversity at companies and in legislation

  Felipe Ochoa Each year in the month of June, everything turns to color. Flags in the street for those that work out of home, multicolor icons in video conferences for those that work at home, rainbows everywhere; public buildings, non-governmental organizations, listed companies, small businesses. There has been a great deal of effort in […]

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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 role of companies in sustainable worker mobility

In Spain, on any average working day, there are approximately 37 million trips to and from work. The Sustainable Economy Law contemplates the development of company transport plans aimed at promoting less-contaminating means of worker mobility. On the occasion of World Bicycle Day on June 3 and World Environment Day on June 5, we analyze […]

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Royal Decree on equal pay for women and men takes effect in Spain with three instruments: job evaluations, pay registers and pay audits

It is a relatively short piece of legislation (11 articles and nine provisions on just six pages) which introduces significant new rules aimed at ensuring pay transparency and equal pay for equal work at companies. Thanks to its short length and, at times, vague wording, it is a law that raises a number of questions […]

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