Workers are not obliged to provide their own mobile phone for Company geolocalization

Technology is advancing faster than the regulations governing it. This is why, in the majority of cases, it is the courts that have to establish the limits between the validity of a technological tool designed to control a company’s production and the fundamental rights of its staff. In this context, the National Court Judgment of […]

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Recording workers with hidden cameras does not necessarily violate the right to privacy

The recent ruling by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the López Ribalda case opens a new episode in the use of video surveillance as a means of monitoring by employers and concludes that there is no violation of the rights to privacy of workers who were not informed […]

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Recording of working time: Should travel time be included?

The new regulations on the recording of working time is arousing a number of doubts in relation to their application. One of such doubts is whether or not travel time should be recorded as working time. To resolve the issue, we should ask ourselves whether or not the time devoted to travel should be considered […]

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Right to adapt working hours: much ado about nothing?

One of the hot topics in the employment arena is the right of workers to request adaptations to their working hours, as introduced by Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, of March 1, 2019, on urgent measures to guarantee equality. This right, which is set out in article 34.8 of the Workers’ Statute and is starting to be […]

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The number of years of working life increase in the midst of uncertainty regarding sustainable pensions

Eurostat data shows an upward trend in the years spent on the labour force at a time when this is essential in order to support the benefit system. In the midst of the debate on the creation of ways to keep workers on the labour force after the usual retirement age in an attempt to […]

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Medical checkups: voluntariness and limits on the right to privacy

In accordance with article 22 of Occupational Risk Prevention Law 31/1995, of November 8, 1995, employers are obliged to guarantee workers the periodic monitoring of their health according to the risks inherent in their position and must offer staff the possibility of having periodic medical checkups and specifically, according to Spanish case law, at least […]

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