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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Recording of working time: Should travel time be included?

The new regulations on the recording of working time is arousing a number of doubts in relation to their application. One of such doubts is whether or not travel time should be recorded as working time. To resolve the issue, we should ask ourselves whether or not the time devoted to travel should be considered […]

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Right to adapt working hours: much ado about nothing?

One of the hot topics in the employment arena is the right of workers to request adaptations to their working hours, as introduced by Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, of March 1, 2019, on urgent measures to guarantee equality. This right, which is set out in article 34.8 of the Workers’ Statute and is starting to be […]

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For the purposes of the registration of daily working hours … participation in commercial events is considered as effective working time.

Royal Decree-law 8/2019 on urgent measures for social protection and the fight against labor insecurity with respect to working hours recently amended article 34 of the Workers’ Statute and established a duty for companies to effectively guarantee the registration of daily working hours as of May 12, 2019. Furthermore, the Court of Justice of the […]

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Voluntary collaboration by employers in the management of sick leave benefits comes to an end

Voluntary collaboration by employers in the management of sick leave benefits comes to an end   May 30, 2019 Verónica Lagares Tena   The approval of Royal Decree-law 28/2018 has done away with voluntary collaboration by employers in the management of sick leave benefits due to common contingencies – non-occupational illnesses or accidents-. Voluntary collaboration […]

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