LA MENSAJERÍA INSTANTÁNEA COMO “MEDIO HÁBIL” DE COMUNICACIÓN EN LAS RELACIONES LABORALES

Instant messaging as a “valid means” of communication in labor relations

As we indicated in a previous post published on December 1, 2015, in its judgment of September 21, 2015, the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court held that the clauses included in a company’s employment contracts which enabled it to notify its employees through text messages or e-mail were null and void. The Court held […]

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Should there be equal working conditions at outsourced service providers and client companies?

The outsourcing of services in different sectors and areas of activity has given rise to the appearance of so-called multiservice firms, firms which, as their name indicates, provide various services falling under different areas of application of industry collective labor agreements. However, many of them have chosen to regulate their relationships with employees under preferentially […]

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Baja por embarazo de riesgo

Maternity leave or leave due to risk during pregnancy count for receipt of incentives

In the space of a few days, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Count handed down judgments declaring business practices that do not take into consideration the time a worker is on maternity leave (maternity leave proper or leave due to risk during pregnancy) to be discriminatory. The Supreme Court, in its recent judgment of […]

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convenios colectivos en el País vasco

Agreement to “safeguard” collective labor agreements in the basque country

On January 17, 2017, employer’s association CONFEBASK and the four most representative trade unions in the Basque Country (ELA, LAB, CC.OO. and UGT) closed the door on over 18 years of differences over collective bargaining by signing a cross-professional agreement in relation to the structure of collective bargaining in the Basque Country, known more informally […]

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Are electronic pay statements valid?

Since 2011, the Spanish Supreme Court’s position, reflected in the judgment handed down on December 22 that year, has been to hold that salary receipts, i.e. pay statements, should be delivered on paper. The court’s view was that this transpires from article 29.1 of the Workers’ Statute (“Salary documentation shall be provided by delivering an […]

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Conciliation Stewardship Equality Maternity Paternity

A reflection on shared responsibility. Is it enough?

There is no doubt about it, the era of shared responsibility has arrived. Its arrival is justified in view of the data revealed by various studies and statistics that show that women’s integration in the workplace has not gone hand in hand with men’s involvement in domestic chores and the care of family members. To […]

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