Tag: work life
Teleworking can help to reduce absenteeism
The pandemic in which we have lived since March 2020 has entailed the unavoidable and unexpected implementation of the teleworking system, without any possibility of previously analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of this type of work, and even without there being sufficient regulations on the matter when it all began. Teleworking, in jobs where […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more