New conciliation measures will increase litigation

The new regulations passed to promote equality between men and women recognize the right to adapt working hours, without a reduction thereof, to improve conciliation of work and family life. In the absence of collective bargaining or an individual agreement, there must be a negotiation and, in the event of a dispute, the company’s decision […]

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Labor equality is the star of the Women’s day celebration

Women’s Day has arrived, accompanied this year by important new features in the legislation on equal treatment and equal opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation. Last Friday, March 1, 2019, the Council of Ministers approved a royal decree-law containing significant measures in this area. This legislation was finally published on March 7, […]

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Employees must give their express consent to the use of their image at work

In the area of labor relations, conflict relating to the use of an employee’s image is common and can also give rise to a wide range of different cases. In addition, due to the increasingly more frequent participation in promotional, commercial and marketing activities, the daily work of certain employees may produce conflict over the […]

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Comer en la empresa, es obligatorio para la empresa?

Turnaround by the Supreme Court: company lunchrooms are no longer mandatory

The Supreme Court has handed down a pioneer decision that changes the criteria relating to an employer’s obligation to install a lunchroom at its work center. Companies with more than 50 workers are no longer be obliged to provide a lunch room for their workers. In a judgment given on December 13, 2018, the Labor […]

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The right to strike and its compatibility with an employer’s power to react

When a strike is called, it is not unusual to question how the legitimate exercise of the right to strike can co-exist with the worker’s compliance with the services for which he or she has been contracted. However, it must be remembered that striking is one of the most important rights that workers are afforded. […]

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The time has come to pay (or not to pay) the annual bonus

Once the financial year has ended, many companies make an analysis of their results for the purposes of paying their workers an annual bonus during the early part of the following year, in line with the terms set out in the company’s remunerations policy. However, the complicated nature of employment relationships means that, in certain […]

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