International Day of Persons with Disabilities to highlight the role of innovation in advancing an accessible and equitable world

The measures to be adopted by public and private organizations to mainstream people with disabilities include promoting active employment policies and equal access to jobs. The theme of the 2022 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated on December 3, is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and […]

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Spain: Can companies combat the effects of inflation with a labor-related measure?

Inflation and the general increase in prices that is occurring in Spain and throughout Europe has led companies to consider flexibility measures available under Spanish law to enable them not to have to increase their employees’ salaries in the same proportion. This concern is greater at companies that are subject to collective labor agreements that […]

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Spain: Employers face new labor challenges following the legal changes in the road transport of goods

The reform, aimed at improving the sustainability of the road transport of goods and functioning of the logistics chain, passed in March 2022 as a result of the protests by truck drivers, includes measures such as those preventing drivers from carrying out loading and unloading work. This means that the companies that contract carirers and […]

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Spain: Is it possible to delay the effective compliance with a disciplinary penalty until it is upheld?

In general, disciplinary penalties relating to employment are directly fulfilled by the worker, even though they may be contested in court. However, is there an alternative formula possible in which the effective compliance with the penalty can be delayed until it is upheld, either because the worker does not contest it in court or, having […]

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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 […]

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Spain: Incorrectly making special payments on a pro rata basis may no longer have consequences for companies

A Supreme Court judgment has rekindled the debate on the consequences that making special payments on a pro rata basis may have for companies when the collective labor agreement expressly prohibits such practice. Article 31 of the Workers’ Statute acknowledges the right of employees to two special payments per year: one at Christmastime and the […]

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