what are transnational framework agreements and why you didn’t know you want one

Transnational company agreements bolster company-worker relations by providing clear and stable rules. These kinds of agreements have been being signed for 10 years and there are already more than 300 identified in the joint database of the International Labor Organization and the European Commission. Lately I feel like a smartphone: the more I get updated, I […]

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Towards a green work model: 10 initiatives in the working environment

Companies can promote small changes in the working environment which contribute to environmental conservation: from arranging buses or company routes to teleworking, including the creation of the necessary jobs to monitor sustainable development.  The connection between environmental issues and those of the world of work may seem remote, since they are of such a different […]

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Black friday: are workers entitled to receive personal packages at work?

The acceptance, prohibition or restriction of the receipt of purchases at the office must form part of the company’s internal policies, clearly indicating its position in advance so that employees know what the situation is and so as to organize the use of company resources that this may require. With Black Friday just days away, marking […]

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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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