The courts continue to fight the excessive use of temporary contracts

Temporary contracts are in the cross hairs. The adaptation of Spanish law to European Union (EU) legislation in this area is a matter that has been ruled on in recent years by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which, by answering the questions referred to it for preliminary rulings, is having a […]

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Dismissal for absenteeism: the right to physical integrity against the right to productivity

Recent news that the Constitutional Court supported the objective dismissal of a worker who had clocked up nine days’ sick leave over a period of two consecutive months has sparked comments by journalists and on social media that have been treating this item as breaking news or as an after-effect of the labor reform. They […]

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Recording workers with hidden cameras does not necessarily violate the right to privacy

The recent ruling by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the López Ribalda case opens a new episode in the use of video surveillance as a means of monitoring by employers and concludes that there is no violation of the rights to privacy of workers who were not informed […]

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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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