Recent news

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

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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Spain: Does time spent travelling to clients constitute working time?

Companies concerned about the potential encroachment of travel to work time into working time will be reassured by a recent case concerning 6,000 in-home care assistants in Castile and Leon …

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Spain: Organic Law 3/2018 on the Protection of Personal Data

4 months after the Organic Law 3/2018 on the Protection of Personal Data entered into force, employers are still striving to establish internal policies regulating their employees’ recently safeguarded digital rights …

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Spain: Working time registration

A measure seeking to protect workers in particular from “Precarious working time conditions” has just come into force …

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Spain: Government approves Royal Decree-Law 6/2019 on urgent equality measures

Urgent measures to ensure equal treatment between men and women have just been incorporated into Spanish law through Royal decree-law 6/2019 …

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Spain: Working time for 2018

During Q4 2018 the average working week for Spanish full and part-time workers was 34 …

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Spain: Minimum wage to jump 22% in new year

With effect from the 1st of January 2019, the minimum monthly wage has been increased by 22% from €736 (US$839) to €900 (US$1,026) …

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Spain: Court rules that employee’s disciplinary dismissal for taking paid annual leave justified

The Navarre High Court in Spain has found, on appeal, that it was lawful to dismiss a foreign employee for taking leave outside the period their employer had given them …

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Spain: Government plans to increase the minimum wage

A recent IMF Report indicates how high structural unemployment rates are linked to rigidities in the labour market, and low cross-region mobility within the country …

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Spain: New draft law sets 100% renewables target by 2050

The draft law on climate change and energy transition will have a huge impact on vehicle manufacture, and therefore jobs in Spain …

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