Performance appraisal systems have labor as well as data protection implications

Systems that measure performance are essential for companies, as the individual productivity of their staff directly affects their competitiveness. The implementation  and/or modification of these systems, as well as the appraisal of performance, may have legal implications that are not only limited to labor law but also impact other areas such as data protection. In […]

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Data protection challenges in an employment context

Technological evolution, globalization and the use of Internet constantly raise new questions regarding how to act in situations with a potential impact on personal data protection. This is especially relevant in an employment context, in which multiple situations arise in which it becomes necessary to analyze the impact of an employer’s decisions in connection with […]

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Can a company punish a worker using images from another employee’s mobile phone as evidence?

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) concluded in a decision that punishing one employee on the basis of images captured with a mobile phone of another employee breaches data protection legislation. Companies must be extremely careful about how they obtain proof to take action against employees on disciplinary grounds. In its decision, the AEPD addressed […]

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How to apply spanish labor legislation?: ask europe

The Court of Justice of the European Union has been qualifying or directly modifying over the years the judgments of the Spanish courts, interpreting employment rules in the light of Community law. The Court of Justice of the European Union was created in 1952. Thirty-three years later, Spain and Portugal signed, in June, the treaty […]

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Use of GPS tracking only valid during working hours

With barely two months to go until the entry into force of the new General Data Protection Regulation (May 25, 2018), its impact on labor relations continues to be a live issue. On previous occasions we have talked about recordings obtained from video surveillance cameras and their use in the area of labor relations as […]

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Data protection, a new challenge for companies

Data protection, a new challenge for companies One of the aspects of labor relations in which most doubts arise concerns the data protection obligations, rules and policies with which companies must comply. Indeed, an analysis of circulars, instructions, decisions, guidelines, etc. issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) over the years, reveals that a […]

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