Ineptitud vs Incapacidad

When ineptitude does not entail disability

This is one of the ongoing (and most incomprehensible) disputes that arise following temporary disability or sick leave. After using up the maximum sick leave, an employee goes to the Disability Assessment Team of the National Social Security Institute (Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social or INSS) for an assessment of the possibility of returning […]

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Teleworking: alternatives in view of the absence of legislative development

In February 2017, Eurofound and the ILO published the joint report entitled “Working anytime, anywhere: the effects on the world of work”, which analyzed the results of various studies carried out in 15 countries, including Spain, on the effects on teleworking on the working environment, highlighting positive aspects, such as improved work/life balance or greater […]

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El expatriado: “una historia de ida y vuelta”

The expat: “a return journey”

In a previous blog entry we looked into some of the concerns that are frequently generated in global human resources and employment relations environments, specifically when foreign companies and employees disembark in Spain. We will now focus on the opposite phenomenon, that is, the dynamic of assigning workers abroad, a situation which, rather than a […]

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garrigues laboral, spain is different

Welcome to Spain…

The now famous adage “Spain is different” is one of those set phrases that we say to tourists and foreign visitors and it is not unusual for those of us who work in global human resources and employment relations environments to also offer these explanations to our counterparts/clients abroad who have an interest (actual or […]

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Can I go to work in shorts?

September has arrived, the days are getting shorter and it will be autumn soon. Most of us have returned from our holidays, but the days are still hot and some employees are reluctant to change back into formal office attire. Many workers ask: can I go to work in shorts? The employer’s reply will depend […]

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Businessman driving a car

Accidents to/from work when the route is changed to take a colleague home

According to figures from the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, in 2016 there were a total of 46,845 traffic accidents to/from work, which constitutes an 8.4% increase in these types of accidents with respect to the previous year. In this context, the Supreme Court continues to shape its criteria when classifying as an occupational […]

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