It is possible to deduct part of a worker’s salary for arriving late to work

Fernando Pomposo Labor Chamber Four of the Supreme Court has ruled that companies can deduct the time a worker arrives late to work from his/her salary if it is on a regular basis. The Court considered that “if the failure to provide services is solely attributable to the worker who arrives to work late, the […]

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The fine red line between freedom of enterprise and religious freedom

Under debate, again is the dilemma regarding which right should prevail: that of employers to make their business a neutral space from an ideological, philosophical and religious perspective, or that of workers to make visible their convictions, also in the workplace, where they do not cease to be persons? This legitimate confrontation of rights between […]

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From Jägermeister to justified dismissal: controversial conduct by workers on sick leave

Although certain sources claim that the famous German liquor Jägermeister was used during the Second World War by soldiers as an anesthetic and disinfectant, we are still unaware (at least officially) of its properties in dealing with anxiety and depression and its consumption by workers on sick leave could be questioned.   We begin with […]

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COVID-19 Can companies retrieve recoverable paid leave in 2021?

With a view to containing the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, Royal Decree-Law 10/2020 ordered the suspension of non-essential business activities from March 30 through April 9, expressly treating this period of inactivity as compulsory recoverable paid leave. The need to make up this time has caused problems and as a result, the first […]

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Mandatory retirement: the agreement between the Government and social agents fixes new limits

  Forced retirement is back in the headlines following the agreement reached with workers’ and employers’ representatives CEOE, CEPYME, CCOO and UGT on July 1, 2021. Specifically, the new aspects of the agreement are as follows: Firstly, to ensure that collective labor agreement clauses cannot be established that envisage the mandatory retirement of workers aged […]

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An equality plan cannot be negotiated with an ad hoc committee

The Supreme Court has held, in a judgment of January 26, 2021, that the equality plan negotiated with a committee of five workers appointed by the employer itself is null and void. In the case analyzed, the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court affirms in a cassation appeal the ruling of the Central High Court […]

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