Category: International labor law
Should prescription glasses be provided by a company to its employees?
According to a recent judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union, companies should only be liable for the cost of prescription glasses when, as a special corrective device, they serve to correct or prevent vision disorders that are specifically related to the job and not problems of vision or pathologies of a […]read more
The impact on occupational risk prevention of teleworking from different locations
From the standpoint of occupational risk prevention, the possibility of teleworking from different locations can involve an increase in costs, as well as difficulties in ensuring that workers are adequately protected from the risks of their job position. An employer’s obligation to assess occupational risks is associated with the job position in question. Such assessment […]read more
New clues in the labyrinth of international telework
The Administrative Commission for the Coordination of Social Security Systems of the European Commission has published a guiding memorandum on international telework and the Social Security system applicable in cases in which services are provided remotely under the framework of the European Union. International telework continues to be the great unknown in our legal system, […]read more
Companies with 50 or more workers must set up an internal whistleblower channel
The “whistleblowing” directive requires companies to adopt the necessary measures to prohibit any form of retaliation against employees who report infringements within the company. At the beginning of this year, a proposal for a Commission directive on the protection of persons reporting on breach of Union law was being processed for approval by the European […]read more
For a dismissal not to be discriminatory, it suffices to show that there is a ground for dismissal that is entirely free from any type of discrimination
In an increasingly globalized world, it is not uncommon for workers to travel to different member states of the European Union (EU) in search of new job opportunities. Against this backdrop, it is common for workers to have provided services and, consequently, to have paid social security contributions in different EU member states. Regulation (EC) […]read more
No-deal brexit: how will it affect companies and workers?
The United Kingdom has been postponing its departure from the European Union, following various unsuccessful attempts to secure an orderly exit, and all eyes are now on October 31, 2019. For the time being uncertainty looms for the other member states and their nationals, especially Spanish workers who are currently providing services in the United […]read more