Video conferences hosted by the labor courts: online trials make progress with the pandemic

On May 12, the “de-escalation” commenced for the Administration of Justice and on June 4, procedural terms will recommence. Little by little, the courts are returning to business after months in which the pandemic caused by COVID-19 has given rise to progress in holding trials on line. Nevertheless, there are still important steps to be […]

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Inclusion and diversity: beyond equality, what can companies do?

Although Spain is one of the countries with the most advanced legislation on inclusion and diversity, companies can incorporate different initiatives that help to ensure the protection of everyone in a labor environment. On June 26, the world celebrated what is commonly known as the ‘LGBT Pride Day’. The date is not irrelevant and takes us […]

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Labor jurisdiction adapts to covid-19: on-line trials, preferential processing and time limits

  The health crisis has caused an authentic revolution in the field of Justice. The suspension of proceedings and arrival of new matters directly related to the consequences of the pandemic have made it necessary to take measures in order to meet the new needs of the labor jurisdiction, which was already overburdened. The following […]

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Other measures to be adopted when teleworking is no longer possible

The sudden outbreak of the health crisis caused by COVID-19 has led employers and employees to turn to teleworking in response to the need for social distancing. However, having overcome this first phase, the following measures can be considered and adopted from a labor standpoint to tackle the difficulties raised by the economic standstill and […]

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COVID-19 has given rise to the greatest labor experiment in the history of the world

One of the consequences of COVID-19 has been the complete transformation of labor relations, with a series of challenges for which legislation was not always prepared. Telework in general, the difficult conciliation, virtual meetings and changes in the organization of work have tested both companies and workers in recent weeks. Since the beginning of the […]

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ERTEs due to force majeure. How long do the authorities have to resolve them?

The avalanche of temporary redundancy procedures (ERTEs) due to force majeure that have been submitted since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis has led several autonomous communities (to date, Castilla y León, Galicia, Islas Baleares, Comunidad Valenciana, Aragón, Asturias and Murcia) to generally extend the term in which the labor authorities are required to resolve […]

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