Celebration of World Refugee Day: regulation recognizing their right to work

June 20 is the World Refugee Day. We take this date to remember that refugees deserve the same treatment as other nationals in terms of the possibility of working. This is what is stated in national and international regulations. World Refugee Day, which falls each year on June 20, has been held since 2001 to […]

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Private investigators and video surveillance: a new variation giving greater leeway to the practice of monitoring workers on CCTV

television (CCTV) cameras to monitor suspicious conduct of workers without informing the employees in advance. There have been an extensive number of cases already, yet even more variations on the issue continue to arise; for example, what happens if the cameras are installed by a private investigation agency hired by the employer? This very question […]

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“For the love of green”: labor law will be greener than ever

Labor relations in the next few decades will be marked by the green transition and the impact that it will have on the world of work. In the area of labor law we are beginning to tackle huge challenges that have given labor law matters in companies and in society a qualitative leap forward. In […]

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Paternity leave under the legal spotlight

2019 saw the approval of the regulation giving maternity and paternity leave equal treatment, with both parents being able to choose the same days’ paid leave. However, some of the loose ends of the new regulation are now being addressed by the courts. Royal Decree-law 6/2019 on urgent measures to ensure equal treatment and opportunities […]

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Work related accidents during a coffee break: the fine red line between effective working time and personal activities

A recent judgment by the Italian Supreme Court considered that accidents during rest periods should not be considered as work-related accidents. In Spain, several judgments have dealt with the issue on a case-by-case basis. Much has been written since 2019 on the registration of working hours and consideration of the different possibilities that may occur […]

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Am I entitled to occupy my desk? The courts rule on “hot desks”

The National Court has upheld the decision by a company to reorganize its workstations, occupying space according to availability. It considered that this does not constitute a material modification of working conditions. Some years ago, companies underwent a first major revolution in organizing their space, changing from compartment offices with little space or cubicles to […]

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