Recent news

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

Spain: Key reforms on way

The national government has in its sights four reforms that it wishes to make by the start of next year …

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Spain: Delayed retirement

There has been much discussion in recent years about the delayed retirement of employees in Spain …

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Spain: Mandatory health form to enter country

If anyone flies to Spain, it is currently mandatory, 48 hours in advance, to complete and sign a health control form, and obtain an associated QR Code …

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Spain: Remote Working Law

The Remote Working Law has finally been passed by the National Senate, but has since been caught up in lengthy negotiations between the government and both sides of industry about implementing regulations …

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Spain: Work accident

In recent years, we have reported a number of instances in Spain and France where the courts have determined that a fatality that is clearly not directly work-related was in fact considered a work accident …

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Spain: Average pay levels in 2019

Just before the pandemic hit, average pay levels in Spain reached a yearly rise that was more substantial than at any time in the last decade …

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Spain: Draft law on distance working

The Economic and Social Council has now submitted its opinion to the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy concerning the draft law on distance working …

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Spain: Absence protection

Back in February, Royal Decree Law 4/2020 repealed a right to dismiss workers for poor work attendance …

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Spain: Minimum living income aims to reduce extreme poverty by 80%

All eligible persons aged between 23 and 65 – or from 18 to 65 if there are dependent minors – who have been legally resident in Spain for at least one uninterrupted year, may now apply for a minimum “living wage” …

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Spain: New law to protect jobs and boost the economy

The new Decree-Law 24/2020 that has just come into force covers the ongoing application of Temporary Employment Regulation Schemes (ERTE) and associated measures …

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Spain: Distance Work Law

A draft “Distance Work Law” has been drawn up and is now being discussed with both sides of industry …

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Spain: ERTE deal a major struggle

In some cultures, contention is a social pastime, and no less so in Spain …

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Spain: Living minimum household wage

The Spanish coalition government had already decided to introduce a “living minimum household wage” even before the health crisis struck …

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Spain: Various visa extension

All work and residence permits, as well as foreigner ID cards, that expire during the state of emergency will be extended automatically for 6 months after the emergency has officially ended …

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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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