worker strike

New developments in the right to strike

Not long ago in this Blog we spoke about the extremely protectionist tendency of case law in relation to the right to strike, which prohibits practically all actions by businesses that directly or indirectly help to lessen its effects. However, we have recently encountered two rulings, one by the Supreme Court and the other by […]

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Time off work for union duties is not generated during the holidays

The recent judgment by the Supreme Court of February 1, 2017 confirms its thinking in 2015 which held that time off work for union duties during the holiday period did not have a legal basis because it is paid leave that cannot be enjoyed when the employee is not working. In the case reviewed by […]

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LA MENSAJERÍA INSTANTÁNEA COMO “MEDIO HÁBIL” DE COMUNICACIÓN EN LAS RELACIONES LABORALES

Instant messaging as a “valid means” of communication in labor relations

As we indicated in a previous post published on December 1, 2015, in its judgment of September 21, 2015, the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court held that the clauses included in a company’s employment contracts which enabled it to notify its employees through text messages or e-mail were null and void. The Court held […]

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Baja por embarazo de riesgo

Maternity leave or leave due to risk during pregnancy count for receipt of incentives

In the space of a few days, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Count handed down judgments declaring business practices that do not take into consideration the time a worker is on maternity leave (maternity leave proper or leave due to risk during pregnancy) to be discriminatory. The Supreme Court, in its recent judgment of […]

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Are electronic pay statements valid?

Since 2011, the Spanish Supreme Court’s position, reflected in the judgment handed down on December 22 that year, has been to hold that salary receipts, i.e. pay statements, should be delivered on paper. The court’s view was that this transpires from article 29.1 of the Workers’ Statute (“Salary documentation shall be provided by delivering an […]

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Conciliation Stewardship Equality Maternity Paternity

A reflection on shared responsibility. Is it enough?

There is no doubt about it, the era of shared responsibility has arrived. Its arrival is justified in view of the data revealed by various studies and statistics that show that women’s integration in the workplace has not gone hand in hand with men’s involvement in domestic chores and the care of family members. To […]

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