Can I go to work in shorts?

September has arrived, the days are getting shorter and it will be autumn soon. Most of us have returned from our holidays, but the days are still hot and some employees are reluctant to change back into formal office attire. Many workers ask: can I go to work in shorts? The employer’s reply will depend […]

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Know The Rules Businessman Holding in Hand New technologies

The importance of having rules in place on the use of it tools

In this day and age, the corporate world, and with it society in general, is inseparable from the intensive use of information technology, which has revolutionized communications, access to information, and it may even be said, the daily life of individuals and companies, and continues to do so. In the corporate world, alongside the undeniable […]

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Broadened basis for computation of severance pay

It used to be widely held by the courts that employers’ contributions to workers’ life insurance, medical insurance and pension plans had to be left out of the basis for computation of severance pay. Their reasoning was that according to the definition of salary contained in article 26 of the Workers’ Statute (Estatuto de los […]

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Announcement Message

Is “venting” on a social network a ground for dismissal?

This past March, the High Court of Justice of Extremadura upheld a judgment that had declared as unjustified the dismissal of a worker who had posted on a well-known social network a series of statements against his company and his colleagues for not finding someone to cover for him on the occasion of the death […]

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Byroad

A hidden consequence of the new extended validity regimen

Article 84.1 of the Workers’ Statute establishes that: “while a collective labor agreement is in force, unless agreed otherwise, it cannot be affected by the provisions of collective labor agreements with a different scope of application”. This provision essentially prohibits encroachment by collective labor agreements. Therefore, while a collective labor agreement is in force, it […]

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Sweeping things underneath the carpet - Business Dishonesty

Should employers adopt specific measures in the workplace to protect confidential information?

In today’s competitive business environment, companies spend a great deal of time and money on obtaining developing and applying knowledge that may give them an edge over other competitors in a particular sector. The widespread use of new technologies, the globalization of the economy, the growth in outsourcing and high turnover of personnel in the […]

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