Recent news

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

Spain: Position of employees undertaking trial periods during the health crisis

One area of widespread contention during the health crisis is the position of employees undertaking trial periods …

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Spain: Predictions about legal business levels: EL PAIS

Interviews with fifteen top law firms across Spain published by the quality daily EL PAIS have uncovered a number of interesting predictions about legal business levels over the rest of the year …

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Spain: Workplace fatality January 2020

Even before the present health crisis, the year had begun badly in Spain, with a 27% increase in workplace fatalities during January, compared to the same month of the previous year …

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Spain: Hotelier and union agreement to save employment

An agreement has been reached between the Cehat national hoteliers’ confederation and trade unions CCOO and UGT …

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Spain: Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours and working time rules

An extension of the order relaxing working time restrictions on HGV drivers has been made …

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Spain: Reminders from the tax authorities

The Spanish tax authorities have written to all those foreigners residing in Spain receiving any payments – such as pensions or consultancy fees – from another country, under an existing double taxation treaty, demanding the submission of Spanish tax returns going back to 2015 …

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Spain: Equality plans regulation

The deadline for companies with 151-249 employees to establish equality committees and register equality plans is March 7th 2020 …

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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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