Dismissal null and void due to a cold?

The new Spanish comprehensive law for equal treatment and non-discrimination raises questions about whether the cases in which a dismissal can be declared null and void may be broadened. Until July 2022, terminating an employment contract, through a dismissal, of an employee on sick leave, only entailed a risk of nullity in cases where it […]

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How does the Government’s energy efficiency plan affect heating and air conditioning at companies? Questions from the labor point of view

The recently approved energy saving and efficiency measures directly affect the temperature that companies must have in their facilities but, at the same time, raise questions that leave room for interpretation as well as doubts about coexistence with other regulations.  Following the trend in legislation in connection with energy efficiency to which we referred in […]

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Employer of record: the intermediary that makes it easier to hire employees in other jurisdictions

The concept of “local legal employer” or “employer of record”, which enables companies to access talent in other countries, has burst onto the scene as a new form of hiring in the midst of the telework boom. Technology has meant that the pool of talent available to many companies is no longer limited by geography, […]

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Diversity and equality make their way into companies

The introduction of inclusive policies that enable a suitable working environment for LGBT workers is becoming increasingly more common. This commitment takes place under the current legislation and by looking forward to the regulations that are currently being passed. International LGBT Pride Day, held on June 28, seeks to visualize the fight for equality by […]

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Members of the health and safety committee are not granted additional guarantees when they act on behalf of the company

The Supreme Court has clarified that members of the health and safety committee acting on behalf of the company do not have the same guarantees as members of the Works Council, given that the performance of their functions is not conditioned by the fear of retaliation. The health and safety committee is the body in […]

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Environmental obligations of companies in the workplace and lack of regulation in Spain: the current challenge

Spanish law cannot be left out of the progress we are witnessing in environmental matters at both an EU and international level. Given the situation, businesses need to be ready to face the challenges set by Europe and how this will affect their production processes, paying special attention to the supervisory role that workers’ statutory […]

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