Recent news

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

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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Spain: Covert video surveillance of supermarket workers led to privacy violation

Normally those found red handed to have acted in a criminal way accept their dismissal …

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Spain: Ryanair signs agreement with Spanish Pilot Union SEPLA

The low-cost airline has signed a recognition agreement with SEPLA – the Spanish Pilot’s union …

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Spain: Severance pay calculation

In a recent Supreme Court case, an employee challenged the basis for their severance pay calculation …

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Spain: A deal between the Spanish Chemical Industry Federation (Feique) and trade unions has concluded

After months of negotiations, a deal between the Spanish Chemical Industry Federation (Feique) and trade unions has concluded with an across-the-board 2 …

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Spain: GDPR urgent measures introduced

Several “urgent” data protection measures have been introduced in Spain, pending the full implementation of the GDPR …

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Spain: Paternity leave extended to 5 weeks

The 2018 national budget approved by Parliament increases, with immediate effect, the entitlement of fathers to an additional week of paid paternity leave …

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Spain: Thousands protest over rape ruling

Concerns about the lack of protection offered by the law in Spain to women who experience sexual violence is causing widespread protests across the country and in the European Parliament, where an extraordinary debate was recently held about the failure of  Spain’s “application of international standards on the definition of sexual violence …

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Spain: Pay of executive directors of non-listed companies

The Supreme Court has ruled that the system for determining the pay of executive directors of non-listed companies must be covered by detailed company by-laws differentiating what pay elements are for what duties …

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Spain: EUR. 30.000 compensation for moral damage in a null dismissal

The Supreme Court has confirmed that employers may not dismiss employees on a company’s works committee due to their giving evidence at a work-related court hearing …

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Spain: Minimum wage deal

The Head of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, has offered both sides of industry a three-year minimum wage deal, commencing with an increase in 2018 of 4% in order to bring the new minimum wage to 735 …

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