International Day of Persons with Disabilities to highlight the role of innovation in advancing an accessible and equitable world

The measures to be adopted by public and private organizations to mainstream people with disabilities include promoting active employment policies and equal access to jobs. The theme of the 2022 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated on December 3, is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and […]

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Spain: Can companies combat the effects of inflation with a labor-related measure?

Inflation and the general increase in prices that is occurring in Spain and throughout Europe has led companies to consider flexibility measures available under Spanish law to enable them not to have to increase their employees’ salaries in the same proportion. This concern is greater at companies that are subject to collective labor agreements that […]

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Spain: Employers face new labor challenges following the legal changes in the road transport of goods

The reform, aimed at improving the sustainability of the road transport of goods and functioning of the logistics chain, passed in March 2022 as a result of the protests by truck drivers, includes measures such as those preventing drivers from carrying out loading and unloading work. This means that the companies that contract carirers and […]

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Spain: Is it possible to delay the effective compliance with a disciplinary penalty until it is upheld?

In general, disciplinary penalties relating to employment are directly fulfilled by the worker, even though they may be contested in court. However, is there an alternative formula possible in which the effective compliance with the penalty can be delayed until it is upheld, either because the worker does not contest it in court or, having […]

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Spain: Compensation for teleworking expenses is not to be included in the social security contribution base

According to the Social Security General Treasury’s Noticias RED bulletin 3/2021, compensation paid by employers to their workers for expenses linked to teleworking arrangements is to be excluded from the contribution base. Royal Decree-Law 28/2020 of September 22, 2020 on remote working was published on September 22, 2020, and later became Remote Working Law 10/2021 […]

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Data protection challenges in an employment context

Technological evolution, globalization and the use of Internet constantly raise new questions regarding how to act in situations with a potential impact on personal data protection. This is especially relevant in an employment context, in which multiple situations arise in which it becomes necessary to analyze the impact of an employer’s decisions in connection with […]

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