Employer of record: the intermediary that makes it easier to hire employees in other jurisdictions

The concept of “local legal employer” or “employer of record”, which enables companies to access talent in other countries, has burst onto the scene as a new form of hiring in the midst of the telework boom. Technology has meant that the pool of talent available to many companies is no longer limited by geography, […]

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Diversity and equality make their way into companies

The introduction of inclusive policies that enable a suitable working environment for LGBT workers is becoming increasingly more common. This commitment takes place under the current legislation and by looking forward to the regulations that are currently being passed. International LGBT Pride Day, held on June 28, seeks to visualize the fight for equality by […]

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Celebration of World Refugee Day: regulation recognizing their right to work

June 20 is the World Refugee Day. We take this date to remember that refugees deserve the same treatment as other nationals in terms of the possibility of working. This is what is stated in national and international regulations. World Refugee Day, which falls each year on June 20, has been held since 2001 to […]

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Private investigators and video surveillance: a new variation giving greater leeway to the practice of monitoring workers on CCTV

television (CCTV) cameras to monitor suspicious conduct of workers without informing the employees in advance. There have been an extensive number of cases already, yet even more variations on the issue continue to arise; for example, what happens if the cameras are installed by a private investigation agency hired by the employer? This very question […]

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Paternity leave under the legal spotlight

2019 saw the approval of the regulation giving maternity and paternity leave equal treatment, with both parents being able to choose the same days’ paid leave. However, some of the loose ends of the new regulation are now being addressed by the courts. Royal Decree-law 6/2019 on urgent measures to ensure equal treatment and opportunities […]

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Am I entitled to occupy my desk? The courts rule on “hot desks”

The National Court has upheld the decision by a company to reorganize its workstations, occupying space according to availability. It considered that this does not constitute a material modification of working conditions. Some years ago, companies underwent a first major revolution in organizing their space, changing from compartment offices with little space or cubicles to […]

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