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 […]

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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) […]

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Sin acuerdo para el Brexit: ¿cómo afecta a empresas y trabajadores?

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 […]

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In Spain, we have more days of sun, but do we have less vacation?

In the European Union, all workers must have at least four weeks’ vacation per year, but in some States, such as France, they have up to 30 business days a year. In Spain, the minimum is 30 calendar days. Given the proximity of the holiday season, we ask ourselves whether we have too few or […]

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How to apply spanish labor legislation?: ask europe

The Court of Justice of the European Union has been qualifying or directly modifying over the years the judgments of the Spanish courts, interpreting employment rules in the light of Community law. The Court of Justice of the European Union was created in 1952. Thirty-three years later, Spain and Portugal signed, in June, the treaty […]

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HORAS EXTRAS, REFORMA LABORAL, REGISTRO HORARIO, DESPACHO DE ABOGADOS

Japan restricts monthly overtime to 100 hours, while Spain approves daily monitoring of working time

This April new regulations approved by the Japanese parliament will come into force containing a work/life balance measure that will restrict the number of overtime hours of Japanese workers.  236 deaths caused by Karoshi (death from overwork) and 208 suicides caused by Karojisatsu (mental health problems arising at the workplace) have raised the alarm within […]

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