Recent news

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

Spain: Telefonica to offer employees four-day work week

The telecoms operator Telefónica has been recently undertaking a trial 4-day week and now plans to open it up to all employees …

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Spain: Parental leave for a single parent

The administrative court of A Coruña has ruled that a single mother is entitled to 32-weeks parental leave …

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Spain: Permanent job contracts reach record high

There appears to have been a growing number of new hires on a permanent basis – or has there? During the period from January until March this year, there was a transitionary period under the new labour law …

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Spain: Protection from dismissal for data protection officers

What choices are open to a dismissed Data Protection Officer? The Labour Chamber of the High Court of Justice of Madrid has decided that an analogy can be made between Data Protection Officers (DPO) and members of the occupational health and safety Prevention Service …

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Spain: Cabinet approves menstrual leave bill

The Spanish Council of Ministers (Cabinet) has approved a new Bill which includes the right for female employees to take paid leave for severe period pains …

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Spain: Main points of the labour reform

The labour reforms that came officially into force at the start of this year have ended their transition period …

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Spain: Government extends period of grace for British residents with UK driving licences

The Spanish government has given an extension of validity for UK driving licences until the end of April 2022 – after which a test must be taken, in Spanish …

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Spain: Telefonica offers voluntary severance packages

Under its Social Employment Plan, Telefónica has offered voluntary severance packages to 2,416 staff in three of its home subsidiaries …

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Spain: The minimum wage increases to 1,000 euros per month

Socialist government reaches deal with union allies on a further minimum wage hike …

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Spain: Government passes landmark labour reform, unlocking EU billions

The European Union has finally achieved its desired reforms by the Socialist-led government in exchange for agreement to unlock outstanding EU pandemic recovery funds …

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Spain: EU encourages end to pro-business employment laws

The European Union continues to use it budgetary powers to tip collective bargaining at a national level in favour of trade unions …

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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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