The Spanish Data Protection Agency offers pointers on how to protect workers’ data

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has published its guidelines on data protection in labor relations  to help both public and private organizations adequately comply with the law in force. The guidelines are in response to questions that have arisen in the current legal framework, particularly following publication of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in […]

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Asbestos as a cause of professional illness in Spain: key issues in a scenario of legal uncertainty

The labor courts have declared that the death of José María Íñigo was the result of pleural mesothelioma due to the exposure to asbestos during his professional activity. On the occasion of the World Health and Safety in the Workplace Day on April 28, in this post we analyze the labor implications of the lethal […]

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Royal Decree on equal pay for women and men takes effect in Spain with three instruments: job evaluations, pay registers and pay audits

It is a relatively short piece of legislation (11 articles and nine provisions on just six pages) which introduces significant new rules aimed at ensuring pay transparency and equal pay for equal work at companies. Thanks to its short length and, at times, vague wording, it is a law that raises a number of questions […]

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Right to a work-life balance vs. the right to rest: which should prevail?

In the event of a conflict between a worker’s right to a work-life balance and the right to rest, which right should prevail? According to the Labor Chamber of the Canary Islands High Court, the right to a work-life balance should always “win” in this conflict, provided that it is evidenced that the timetable chosen […]

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Accompanying a family member to the doctor does not give rise to paid time off

In a judgment handed down on December 9, the Supreme Court held that paid leave to attend to imperative public and personal duties, regulated in article 37.3 d) of the Workers’ Statute, does not cover a worker accompanying a family member to the doctor. The decision by the Labor Chamber was issued as a result […]

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Equal Pay Day: Steps towards closing the gender gap in Spain

Equal Pay Day is to be held on February 22. Numerous initiatives in Spain and elsewhere contribute to encouraging gender equality at the workplace. Spanish courts have delivered judgments preventing pay discrimination. And on April 14 we will see the entry into force of Spanish legislation requiring greater pay transparency at companies. We examine below […]

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