Voluntary resignation implies the forfeiting of variable remuneration, but there are special cases

The Supreme Court has issued a judgment to unify legal doctrine that establishes that a worker is not entitled to receive the proportional part of his/her annual bonus in the case of voluntary resignation before the end of the accrual period. In this post, we analyze the judgment issued on October 22, 2020 and mentioned in the […]

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The right to inform employees is not limited to labor union representatives

Companies, as like labor union representatives, may also wish to inform employees of their position with respect to matters of interest, for example in the context of collective bargaining. The courts have ruled on this issue on a number of occasions, according to the specific cases involved. The right to inform employees on the progress […]

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Work situation in times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had a special impact on labor relations, as companies have been forced to take different measures to cope with the effects of the pandemic on their businesses. Nevertheless, perhaps it has gone unnoticed that these measures have been applied in the same way to persons with disabilities, who have also become […]

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Unfair competition by a worker that has left the company may be claimed in a Labor Court

A judgment by the Supreme Court has stated that acts that may result in unfair competition performed by an employee after leaving the company may be judged in a Labor Court as a remote cause of the employment contract. The protection of confidential information leads to many companies signing non-compete clauses with their workers that […]

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Can I be dismissed for being absent from work due to the weather?

The intensity of a meteorological phenomenon, the risk to the employee and the possibility of proving it are key factors in justifying absence from work. Either by snow and ice or torrential rain, different regions are often severely punished by meteorological phenomena that prevent many workers from attending work (or arriving on time). In this […]

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Job offers: discrimination comes at a cost

Job offers by companies must avoid all possible discrimination. This not only helps to safeguard equal treatment in the organization, but also avoids possible fines. Even now in 2020, we often find job offers that do not guarantee a minimum principle of equal treatment and which are therefore discriminatory according to labor legislation: “Job vacancy […]

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