Category: Labor law trends
Notification to indefinite-term seasonal workers by ‘WhatsApp’: is it possible?
The use of communication systems such as ‘WhatsApp’ could be, from an organizational perspective, ideal for notifying indefinite-term workers with seasonal contracts, as opposed to other more formal or traditional communications such as by letter or bureaufax, or too informal means such as a simple phone call, but are calls via ‘WhatsApp’ legally viable? The […]read more
Spain: Alternatives for companies against voluntary and unjustified absenteeism by a worker
Some courts are admitting notifications of worker termination in which the worker is informed of his/her voluntary termination due to absenteeism and, at the same time and by default, of disciplinary dismissal in the event the first option is not possible. At times, companies face unjustified absenteeism of employees from work that may be grounds […]read more
Spain – One year on from the employment contract reform: what has changed?
2022 has come to an end. And in labor law circles we are celebrating an anniversary one year on from the much heralded labor reform published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) through Royal Decree-Law 32/2021 of December 28, 2021, on urgent measures for labor reform, ensuring stable employment and transforming the labor market. Royal […]read more
Wage increases can be contained in an inflationary context
In an environment marked by inflation and widespread price increases, collective bargaining plays a significant role in setting the trend in wages at the industry and/or employer level. The wage increase that companies have to assume will be set by the review clause established for the purpose by the collective bargaining agreement that applies to […]read more
Performance appraisal systems have labor as well as data protection implications
Systems that measure performance are essential for companies, as the individual productivity of their staff directly affects their competitiveness. The implementation and/or modification of these systems, as well as the appraisal of performance, may have legal implications that are not only limited to labor law but also impact other areas such as data protection. In […]read more
International Day of Persons with Disabilities to highlight the role of innovation in advancing an accessible and equitable world
The measures to be adopted by public and private organizations to mainstream people with disabilities include promoting active employment policies and equal access to jobs. The theme of the 2022 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated on December 3, is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and […]read more