Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Spain as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Spain: Escrivá opens the hiring of immigrants for a year due to the lack of labor

Spain’s Minister of Social Security and Migration Jose Luis Escriva has ordered that employers in every sector may now hire foreign staff in their home countries on a temporary basis rather than look exclusively in Spain to fill job vacancies …

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Spain: Fines for working time records violations

A total of €1 …

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Spain: The Government will transform the SEPE and provide the new body with 7,000 counsellors

The State Public Employment Service (SEPE) is being relaunched as the State Employment Agency …

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Spain: Hiring through intermediaries

The practice of hiring staff initially through umbrella companies, or similar intermediaries, remains unlawful …

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Spain: Reform of collective bargaining

A reform of collective bargaining now appears to be on the horizon as the socialist and communist governing coalition seeks to back track on previous IMF concessions …

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Spain: New Metal-industry collective agreement concluded

A new Metal-industry collective agreement has been concluded between the national employer federation Confemetal and unions CCOO and UGT FICA …

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Spain: Beckham law

Employers are reminded that if they hire foreign workers, the workers should be in a position to take advantage of a flat-rate income tax rate for up to five years …

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Spain: Modification to the existing law against gender violence

A modification has been made under Galician law to the existing law against gender violence to those who have had violence inflicted on a close relative …

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Spain: Towns welcoming migrants

Foreign companies may now wish to locate their digital workers temporarily to a peaceful corner of southern Europe …

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Spain: Meal tickets for home workers

Two trade unions have brought a case against a leading medical products supplier concerning the right to ongoing payments for meal tickets during the temporary reversion to teleworking during the health crisis …

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Spain: Gig-economy riders in Spain must become staff within 90 days under new rule

30,000 couriers and food delivery drivers across Spain must soon stop working on a freelance basis with effect from mid-August 2021 …

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Spain: ERTE extension

An extension to government support measures under the ERTE scheme will now continue until 30th September 2021 …

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Spain: A new double taxation agreement between Spain and China has been concluded

Double Taxation Agreements have been concluded between Spain and two major Asian trading partners – China and Japan …

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Spain: Radical change in insurance sector

The insurance sector in Spain is going through a radical change as new ventures are formed and the market is being fought over by a few key players …

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Spain: AEPD fines EDP ENERGÍA €1.5M for security and transparency violations

The Spanish data protection authority has fined EDP Energia €1 …

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