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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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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Fines in connection with labor law infringements to increase by 20% as from October 1, 2021

  Law 10/2021, of July 9, 2021 on remote working, was published in the Official State Gazette on July 10, 2021. This law, not only regulates the provision of services under a remote working arrangement, but also includes a 20% increase in all fines due to infringements of labor legislation. Although final provision one of […]

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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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The role of companies in sustainable worker mobility

In Spain, on any average working day, there are approximately 37 million trips to and from work. The Sustainable Economy Law contemplates the development of company transport plans aimed at promoting less-contaminating means of worker mobility. On the occasion of World Bicycle Day on June 3 and World Environment Day on June 5, we analyze […]

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Expertise in mathematics: a new requirement for human resource managers?

On the back of changes in legislation, in technology, and, of course, with the impact of the pandemic, labor relations at companies have moved so quickly that the lawmakers cannot keep up to cover them. In step with this, the profile of the individuals who manage people at companies is changing, and subjects such as […]

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