Derecho a la desconexión absentismo despido

Right to privacy and digital disconnection: can the company call an employee on sick leave?

Absenteeism from work is a problem of concern to companies. One of its main causes is temporary incapacity, so it is common for organizations to consider implementing protocols to verify the employee’s state of health, in which the possibility of contacting the employee is contemplated. But can companies call employees on sick leave? According to […]

The new obligations of the European directive on transparency and equal pay that will have to be adopted in Spain in the next few years

The 2023 directive on equal pay for men and women contains a series of pay transparency measures that Member States will have to adopt. Although Spanish legislation already contains measures in this subject, the directive goes further. It is therefore advisable to prepare for the regulatory changes that will come with its transposition into Spanish […]

Fighting against child labor in the world: Spanish companies’ obligations to eradicate it

On the World Day against Child Labor, we review the obligations that companies in Spain must comply with to eradicate child labor in the world. These measures translate into reporting duties on their own personnel and those of the companies in their value chain in terms of human rights, including child labor. We also flag […]

Reduction of the maximum working hours: 4-day week or fewer hours in annual calculation?

The question of whether to reduce working hours is being analyzed in different countries. There has been much comment in recent years about the possible reduction of the working week to 4 days. However, this change is not exempt from debate due to the impact it will have on the business organization. For a legislative […]

Family co-responsibility, key element to equal opportunities for men and women at the workplace

Co-responsibility is the equal sharing of household chores and family responsibilities between men and women. The latest legislative reforms on equality in the workplace (and the interpretation of judicial bodies) are inspired by this concept, seeking to ensure that men and women enjoy equally measures related to family care. The aim: ensuring that women’s professional […]

Spain – The overlap of the weekly rest, does it entitle to benefit from an additional day off?

The answer to this question depends on the regulation of the collective bargaining agreement and the company’s practice on scheduling weekly rests. The setting of the right to rest of employees creates regular disputes and there are multiple judicial decisions that interpret differently the regulations of this right. The labor courts start from the different […]

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