Recent news

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

Spain: The wages of persons with disabilities – year 2017

According to latest figures from the Spanish Statistical Office, over the year to 2016-2017, the average gross annual salary of employed workers with disabilities increased by 2 …

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Spain: Quarterly labour cost survey (QLCS) – Q2 2019

Over the year to Q2 2019, the average gross monthly wage cost per worker increased by 2 …

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Spain: Paternity leave extended to eight weeks

Employers are reminded that, since the 1st of April and until the 31st of December 2019, paternity leave entitlement has increased from five to eight weeks …

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Spain: Telefónica and unions sign collective bargaining agreement that cuts 4,500 jobs

The Spanish multinational telecommunications company Telefónica has signed a collective agreement with trade unions UGT and CCOO that allows for 4,500 job cuts, a 1 …

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Spain: 127,000 citizenship applications from Sephardi Jews

There was a rush to meet the September deadline for citizenship applications under a 2015 law atoning for the expulsion of Sephardic Jews from Spain in medieval times …

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Spain: Annual Labour Cost Survey 2018 (ALCS)

According to latest figures from the Spanish Statistical Office, over the year 2017 – 2018, the gross annual wage per worker increased by 0 …

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Spain: Unlawful casual and part-time work

A “shock strategy” is being carried out by the national government over the period to the end of December 2019 …

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Spain: Dismissal for criminality

If an employee in Spain is found guilty of a criminal offence not connected with their work there is no legal cause for dismissal …

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Spain: Sleeping at work

A company in Spain is obliged to pay an employee, even if they are found multiple times to be asleep at work …

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Spain: Urgent measures to ensure equal treatment and opportunities

The Royal Decree-Law 6/2019 on urgent measures for equal treatment and opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation is now in force …

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Spain: New Data Protection Act (partly) nullified by the Constitutional Court

The Spanish Constitutional Court has decided to nullify certain provisions of the recently enacted Data Protection Act, as well as of the General Electoral Act …

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Spain: Collective agreements in offices, confectionary and the iron and steel industry

Three separate collective agreements have just come into force in the province of Avila covering employees in offices, confectionary and the iron and steel industry …

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Spain: Recording working time

Last month we reported that Royal Decree-law 8/2019 would impose a new obligation on employers to keep precise working time records …

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Spain: Bilateral agreement with Paraguay

The Spanish Ministry of Labour has signed a bilateral agreement with Paraguay during the Conference of Ministers of Latin America on the Future of Work …

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Spain: Rape and sexual assault in Spain: information for victims

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has produced a series of highly useful and extensive guidance notes for those experiencing sexual offences in different areas of Spain …

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