Issues to consider in recovering paid time off during the state of emergency

Pursuant to Royal Decree-law 10/2020 of March 29, 2020, as from the end of the state of emergency on June 21 until December 31, 2020, companies will be able to recover the hours of their workers on paid leave from March 30 to April 9, 2020. The Royal Decree-law forced all workers that were not […]

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Inclusion and diversity: beyond equality, what can companies do?

Although Spain is one of the countries with the most advanced legislation on inclusion and diversity, companies can incorporate different initiatives that help to ensure the protection of everyone in a labor environment. On June 26, the world celebrated what is commonly known as the ‘LGBT Pride Day’. The date is not irrelevant and takes us […]

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Preventive measures upon the resumption of work: are they compulsory for the worker?

Employers have the duty to effectively protect their workers and to prevent possible occupational risks, also in the context of COVID-19. However, when applying measures, workers’ rights must be taken into account in the event of possible effects on their privacy, dignity and physical integrity. With the third of the extensions of the state of […]

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What can parents do when their kids’ schools are canceled due to coronavirus?

Some of the measures taken by public authorities to help curb the spread of coronavirus have had a major impact on the workplace and raise questions about how the measures should best be applied in employment relationships. In the past few days, many parents have been affected by one of the government’s measures to curb […]

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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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