Entrepreneurship needs a new labor framework

Spain does not currently have employment and Social Security legislation which has adapted to the needs of the new initiatives and businesses of startups. From October 2 to 4 the annual gathering is being held in Madrid of the South Summit, a platform created by Spain Startup together with the IE Business School in 2012, […]

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Companies with 50 or more workers must set up an internal whistleblower channel

The “whistleblowing” directive requires companies to adopt the necessary measures to prohibit any form of retaliation against employees who report infringements within the company. At the beginning of this year, a proposal for a Commission directive on the protection of persons reporting on breach of Union law was being processed for approval by the European […]

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Workers are not obliged to provide their own mobile phone for Company geolocalization

Technology is advancing faster than the regulations governing it. This is why, in the majority of cases, it is the courts that have to establish the limits between the validity of a technological tool designed to control a company’s production and the fundamental rights of its staff. In this context, the National Court Judgment of […]

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How to apply spanish labor legislation?: ask europe

The Court of Justice of the European Union has been qualifying or directly modifying over the years the judgments of the Spanish courts, interpreting employment rules in the light of Community law. The Court of Justice of the European Union was created in 1952. Thirty-three years later, Spain and Portugal signed, in June, the treaty […]

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360º Assessment: an opportunity for professional development or a threat to the worker?

360º assessment processes enable workers to assess the performance of their own colleagues, a measure that requires the transparency of the procedure, confidentiality of the information obtained and the monitoring of results. 360º assessment appears as a useful tool for regular assessment of company employees’ professional performance that provides a large volume of information relating to how […]

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HORAS EXTRAS, REFORMA LABORAL, REGISTRO HORARIO, DESPACHO DE ABOGADOS

Japan restricts monthly overtime to 100 hours, while Spain approves daily monitoring of working time

This April new regulations approved by the Japanese parliament will come into force containing a work/life balance measure that will restrict the number of overtime hours of Japanese workers.  236 deaths caused by Karoshi (death from overwork) and 208 suicides caused by Karojisatsu (mental health problems arising at the workplace) have raised the alarm within […]

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