Recent news

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

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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Spain: Pay registers

Royal Decree 902/2020 is now in force …

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Spain: The National Court annuls the Bank of Spain the hiring of 92 administrative staff

An appeal to the Supreme Court is now likely following the ruling of a lower court in Madrid that the Bank of Spain had followed a biased selection process when seeking to fill 92 administrative positions …

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Spain: Four-day working week

Political agreement has been reached within the national government to experiment with the introduction of the four-day, 32-hour working week …

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Spain: Vocational qualification

The Ministry of Education and Professional Training has long been concerned that around half of the Spanish workforce do not have recognition for the skills they possess …

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Spain: Gig worker deal

An agreement has been concluded between the national government, employers CEOE and CEPYME and trade unions CCOO and UGT on the status of “platform (Gig) workers” …

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Spain: Renault Spain’s new collective agreement for 2021-2024

Auto manufacturer Renault has reached a deal with the unions UGT, CCOO and SCP on a country collective agreement for 2021-2024 …

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Spain: Anged raises wage freeze for new department store agreement

Negotiations to renew the 2017 national collective agreement for the Department Store sector (Anged) are currently underway …

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Spain: Dismissal for using the business phone to talk to colleagues during work hours

May an employer dismiss an employee for spending hours on their workplace telephone with a colleague? A organisation had in place a policy of not using their phones for private purposes, or using private telephones during work time …

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Spain: The Supreme Court confirms the nullity of the Telepizza plan to locate its distributors

Trade unions CCOO and UGT unions have won a Supreme Court case against the company Telepizza SAU which required delivery drivers to provide details of mobile phones in order to determine their geolocation …

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