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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Spain: Is the Rider’s Law the final solution to the problem?

Social partners and the Government have held negotiations in recent months in an attempt to provide a solution in labor legislation for the situation of the so-called riders. Finally, at the end of March 2021, an agreement was reached which culminated in the widely known ‘Rider Law’ passed by Royal Decree-Law 9/2021, which amends the […]

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Telework crosses the Spanish border: how to hire workers that live in other countries?

If anything has been strengthened by the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is undoubtedly telework as a form of providing services that is not reserved exclusively for certain sectors, companies or positions. However, if we observe the phenomenon from an international perspective, the truth is that it poses a number of challenges for both companies as […]

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Royal Decree on equal pay for women and men takes effect in Spain with three instruments: job evaluations, pay registers and pay audits

It is a relatively short piece of legislation (11 articles and nine provisions on just six pages) which introduces significant new rules aimed at ensuring pay transparency and equal pay for equal work at companies. Thanks to its short length and, at times, vague wording, it is a law that raises a number of questions […]

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Right to a work-life balance vs. the right to rest: which should prevail?

In the event of a conflict between a worker’s right to a work-life balance and the right to rest, which right should prevail? According to the Labor Chamber of the Canary Islands High Court, the right to a work-life balance should always “win” in this conflict, provided that it is evidenced that the timetable chosen […]

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