Recent news

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

Spain: Consequences of rising retirement age

As a result of reforms made in 2011 and 2013 to ensure the sustainability of the pension system, the retirement age in Spain is now 64 years and 3 months …

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Spain: Rise in collective agreements

According to data published by Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social security, 1,844 collective agreements were concluded in 2013 affecting over 4 …

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Spain: Average wage statistics

Recent figures from the Spanish National Institute of Statistics show that 30% of Spanish workers in 2013 earned a gross monthly wage exceeding 2,159 …

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Spain: New process for administration of employment contracts

As promised, Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Security has introduced a new system to simplify the administration of employment contracts …

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Barcelona: Legal uncertainty as courts challenge reform

A labour court in Barcelona has declared a part of the labour reform enacted by the Spanish government in 2012 to be illegal …

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Spain: Index revaluation of pensions

 The Spanish Senate has adopted the law on sustainability and index revaluation of pensions …

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Spain: Extension of social security contribution reductions

The Spanish government has announced it will extend into 2014 the 50% reduction on employer social security contributions for seasonal workers engaged on a fixed-term contract in the tourism or hospitality sector …

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Spain: Simplification of employment contracts in Spain

As from January 1st 2014, the number of different types of employment contracts that employers and employees in Spain may enter into will be significantly reduced from 41 down to just a handful …

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Spain: Change in regional public holiday under discussion

A Bill which aims to remove the October 25th annual non-working public holiday for the Basque region is currently being debated in Spain’s Basque Parliament …

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Spain: Wage freeze and tax increase

Spain has announced its plan to freeze the national minimum wage for 2014 at the current rate of 645 …

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Spain: Monitoring emails and calls not against fundamental rights

The first chamber of the Spanish Constitutional Court has ruled that the fundamental right of privacy and secrecy of communications, provided for by article 18 of the Spanish Constitution, does not prevent a company from monitoring its employee’s emails and calls using mobile phones and laptops supplied by the company …

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Spain: Facilitated visa application process for foreign workers

Spain is making it easier for foreign workers to obtain a visa …

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Spain: Reforms for more sustainable pensions

A draft law on pension reforms has been approved by the Spanish Cabinet …

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Spain: No entitlement to paternity leave

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on a case referred to it from the Social Security Court of Spain …

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