Limits on workplace dress code policies

Limits on workplace dress code policies Last August we posted an article on how a male worker in the UK decided to turn up for work in a dress, after previously having been reprimanded by the company for turning up in shorts, in mid-summer, and sent home to change. In that article, we reasoned that […]

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Ineptitud vs Incapacidad

When ineptitude does not entail disability

This is one of the ongoing (and most incomprehensible) disputes that arise following temporary disability or sick leave. After using up the maximum sick leave, an employee goes to the Disability Assessment Team of the National Social Security Institute (Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social or INSS) for an assessment of the possibility of returning […]

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The thin red line between volunteer work and an employment relationship

Recent decades have seen the growth of what is known as the third sector, or non-profit sector, due, among other things, to the increasingly voluntary, altruistic and selfless participation of society in activities of general interest. The general situation of crisis and the rise in unemployment have fostered an upward trend in volunteer relationships in […]

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Teleworking: alternatives in view of the absence of legislative development

In February 2017, Eurofound and the ILO published the joint report entitled “Working anytime, anywhere: the effects on the world of work”, which analyzed the results of various studies carried out in 15 countries, including Spain, on the effects on teleworking on the working environment, highlighting positive aspects, such as improved work/life balance or greater […]

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Currículum ciego

Blind cvs as a way of preventing discrimination

In recent years, the search for ways to prevent or reduce discrimination in the workplace has been one of the Spanish legislators’ main priorities and one of the most important problems to resolve. In particular, factors as diverse as age, gender, origin, personal appearance and even race and skin color may sometimes be a barrier […]

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Novedades regulación laboral

ET calling lawmakers: is there anybody out there?

As the song says “the times they are a-changin’” and, with them, the realities of the job market and its characteristics. Proof of this is the impact of technological development and advances in robotics on the social order. Beyond the traditional types of work regulated under current legislation, these factors are constructing a new “universe” […]

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