Requirement for Foreign Employees to Work Foreign employees from outside the European community, including self-employed individuals, must obtain an administrative authorization, or work permit, to work in Spain. The work permit may be requested at the Immigration Bureau.
1. Types of Representations There are two types of employees’ representation: Individual delegates and works Councils. Individual delegates represent workers in companies or worksites having up to fifty (50) workers. Where the company or the worksite has more than fifty (50) workers, workers will appoint a works council formed by the following number of members. […]
1. Employee’s Rights Employees’ rights and obligations are subrogated to the new shareholder and maintained intact. This includes special benefits and retirement compensation that employees may be entitled to. 2. Requirements for Take Over Part The Workers Statute requires formal notice to employees in the event of transfer of undertakings, including date or proposed date […]
1. Brief Description of Employees and Employers Organizations The Spanish Constitution grants Unions the authority to promote and defend the workers’ economic interests. It also empowers them to represent workers in collective bargaining and to participate in the preliminary mandatory conciliation steps before disputes can be presented to governmental conciliation agencies. 2. Rights and Importance […]
1. Minimum Requirements Generally, Spanish Labour Legislation allows for freedom of form when making a contract. Employment contracts can be verbal or in writing. As an exception to the freedom of form, certain employment contracts must be in writing, including, but not limited to, temporary employment contracts, contracts involving special labour relations (such as those […]
1. Legal Framework The legal framework for social security is derived primarily from the Social Security Act 1/1994. 2. Contributions In Spain, the Social Security’s national insurance contributions cover: Common contingencies; Professional contingencies; Overtime; and Other concepts such as unemployment, training or the Wage Guarantee Fund. 3. Insurances The Social Security offers public medical care […]
1. Grounds for Termination (List) The Spanish Labor Code lists the following as main grounds: Mutual consent of the parties; Grounds established in the contract; Expiration of the contract term or end of the specific job; Employee resignation; Death or permanent illness; Retirement of employee; Employer’s death, retirement or permanent illness; Force majeur that makes […]
1. Minimum Working Conditions Employers and employees are free to negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment relationship. However, employees have various minimum rights under the law. These minimum working conditions are set forth in the Workers Statute and the applicable Collective Agreement, among others. 2. Salary An employee’s salary includes all amounts received […]