Teleworking: the importance of a good agreement

To avoid possible legal problems relating to working remotely or teleworking, it is essential for an agreement to be reached between the company and worker that suitably regulates this form of working. The fact that teleworking is here to stay is a reality that has been highlighted by the current health crisis and imminent entry […]

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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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Companies will have to pay the expenses associated to telework

The new legislation regulating working from home (called telework when electronic means are used) has finally been published and requires companies to pay the associated expenses or reimburse them, without workers assuming expenses related to equipment, tools or the necessary means to perform their work. But, will this have tax and Social Security consequences? Royal Decree-Law 28/2020, […]

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Back to an “ERTE”: solutions on how to survive outbreaks of COVID-19

Companies that have been affected by COVID-19 outbreaks and the strengthening of certain measures and administrative restrictions could consider implementing a temporary collective layoff procedure that enables them to survive the second wave of the pandemic. Companies did not exactly make a killing in August this year. The macroeconomic figures provided by the different official bodies, […]

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Compulsory medical examinations cannot be replaced by other compulsory check-ups

The Supreme Court has reiterated its case law regarding compulsory medical examinations at work, also pointing out that, when these are compulsory, they cannot be replaced by other kinds of controls performed outside the company and the employment activity. The judgment ratifies the compulsory nature of worker medical examinations, in this case in the passenger transport […]

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Gender equality plan: time is of the essence

Since last March, companies with more than 150 workers are obliged to prepare and implement a gender equality plan. In March 2021, this requirement will be extended to all companies with more than 100 workers and, in 2022, companies with more than 50 employees will also have to comply. The unprecedented situation we have been […]

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