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Can a company stop giving its employees a ticket in the Christmas Lottery?

The gift of a lottery ticket to workers as a Christmas present may be a double-edged sword. The issue requires determining whether it is a workers’ acquired right or a mere gift or gratuity on the part of the company, which does not bind it in the future. Can an employer therefore stop giving its […]

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The courts uphold the dismissal, due to absence, of an employee on leave who avoided being notified of a vacancy enabling him to return to work

An employee on leave was notified on two occasions of a vacancy enabling him to return to work, as he himself had requested, and the employer, upon receiving no reply, dismissed him on grounds of serious and culpable breach, based on his unjustified absence from work.  A judgment of the High Court of the Principality […]

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Self-employment and retirement pensions: the uncertainty grows

The Law on urgent self-employment reforms brought with it the possibility for self-employed workers to take advantage of a new form of active retirement, which enables them to continue to work on a self-employed basis and receive their entire pension. However, one year down the line, there are still many doubts surrounding this possibility. Law […]

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Smoking three packs of cigarettes a day does not prevent a heart attack from being considered as a work-related accident

Supreme Court case law assumes that cardiovascular damage is a work-related accident, due to the fact that stress from work often triggers or contributes to cardiovascular disease.   The Supreme Court has ruled the death of a security guard that suffered a sudden heart attack at work and during working hours as a work-related accident, […]

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When are tips considered part of a worker’s wages?

If the tip is a direct transfer between the customer and the worker without the company’s involvement, it will not form part of the worker’s wages. The lack of labor regulations governing tips in many business sectors (with some exceptions, such as the casino sector which does regulate them) leaves us with myriad questions regarding […]

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Childbirth leave: on your mark, get set… SHARED RESPONSIBILITY!

Measures aimed at eliminating imbalance in the domestic workload pave the way for new childbirth leave for fathers so that they can share the responsibilities that come with childbirth with their spouses.  The plenary session of the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament held on October 16 unanimously approved (with no more and no less […]

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