Starting out in the garage and reaching the top: it’s (also) a social issue

In order to be a success, big ideas and important projects need to have a social conscience, and a clear and specific commitment to corporate social responsibility, whether it is a start-up or a company listed on the stock exchange. The work environment has much to contribute to added value, and to enhancing the manner […]

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Could the inequality between paternity leave and maternity leave be unconstitutional?

A father has managed to have an appeal admitted by the Constitutional Court, in which he claims that the inequality between paternity leave and maternity leave is a form of discrimination. Last May the Constitutional Court (CT) admitted an appeal for the protection of constitutional rights filed by a father who had been denied the […]

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No protection from employers for breastfeeding working mothers could be discrimination on grounds of sex

Equality between female and male employees at the workplace is very topical at the moment and over recent months a completely new movement has appeared in Spain seeking to stamp out any discrimination against female workers on grounds of sex. Still a source of conflict is the protection of women who are pregnant, have recently […]

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Social Networks bring Big Brother into the world of labor relations

The number of collective bargaining agreements which regulate aspects of the use of social networks is on the increase. Companies can lay down rules on their proper use and regulate certain forms of conduct, insofar as these could prove detrimental to the image, reputation or functioning of the business. It was back in 1949 that […]

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Disconnecting from work, an issue that should be regulated

Is a worker entitled to disconnect the digital devices that connect him/her to the company after finishing work? In France, the answer is yes. In Spain, it is unclear, due to the lack of regulation. Since the passing and publication of Law 2016-188 of August 8, 2016 (modifying the Worker’s Code), French law recognizes and […]

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Can a rule from the last century adequately respond to new collaboration trends among professionals?

On April 6, 2018, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the strategic action plans to be implemented by the Labor Inspection Authority up to 2020, and of particular interest among them is the two-fold fight against fraud: the pursuit of sham legal relationships (such as false self-employed workers) and of unjustified temporary employment contracts. Historically, […]

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