The Supreme Court has handed down a pioneer decision that changes the criteria relating to an employer’s obligation to install a lunchroom at its work center. Companies with more than 50 workers are no longer be obliged to provide a lunch room for their workers. In a judgment given on December 13, 2018, the Labor […]read more
When a strike is called, it is not unusual to question how the legitimate exercise of the right to strike can co-exist with the worker’s compliance with the services for which he or she has been contracted. However, it must be remembered that striking is one of the most important rights that workers are afforded. […]read more
Once the financial year has ended, many companies make an analysis of their results for the purposes of paying their workers an annual bonus during the early part of the following year, in line with the terms set out in the company’s remunerations policy. However, the complicated nature of employment relationships means that, in certain […]read more
Employers must develop in-house policies laying down the right of employees to disconnect from work, with special emphasis on remote working using digital tools. Recent legislation — Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, 2018 — not only brings Spanish law on the protection of personal data up-to-date, but also includes a section regulating the protection of citizens’ […]read more
Labor compliance: where’s the line to be drawn when employees receive gifts from customers and suppliers?
At this time of year, doubts arise as to whether a worker can be regarded as unbiased if he/she receives gifts from company suppliers or whether such practices are compatible with the standards of transparency that companies insist on today. Companies must take measures to ensure that employees conduct themselves in a given way. In […]read more
The gift of a lottery ticket to workers as a Christmas present may be a double-edged sword. The issue requires determining whether it is a workers’ acquired right or a mere gift or gratuity on the part of the company, which does not bind it in the future. Can an employer therefore stop giving its […]read more