Labour and tax planning allows companies, resident in Spain, and their employees to promote internationalisation and competitiveness abroad. In this sense, the Spanish tax system allows companies to promote Specific Remuneration Plans for those employees who travel abroad in exchange of tax benefits
The Supreme Court of Spain has ruled that paid leave in case of marriage, as provided for in the relevant collective agreement, cannot be applied to situations of common law partners or to other models of continuous familial cohabitation. The difference in treatment does not violate the principle of equality, as it deals with different realities which are not equivalent
The Supreme Court determined that salary complements should be included, together with the base salary, as computable concepts in order to calculate the payroll during the holiday period
After the derogation of the paternity leave recognised in the Workers’ Statute (WS), the High Court of Justice of Basque Country (País Vasco) rejects that workers can enjoy the 3 days of leave that are included, for that purpose, in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) applicable to a particular company
According to the General Data Protection Regulation, images obtained through a mobile phone, to control the performance of employees at work, would be considered ‘personal data’. Therefore, employees must be informed in advance that they are being recorded, otherwise the company can be sanctioned
The judgment of the Labour Court No.26 of Madrid dated 10 May 2019 establishes that the request for adaptation of working hours is compatible with the situation of reduction of working hours. This is due to the novelty introduced by the Royal Decree Law 6/2019 on urgent measures to guarantee equal opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation, that was published on 1 March 2019
On 1 March 2019, the Royal Decree on urgent measures to guarantee equal opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation was published. The new Royal Decree introduces a novelty in paid leaves for birth and adoption
On the 12 March 2019, Royal Decree Law 8/2019 on urgent measures of social protection and fight against job precariousness in the working day was published. This resolution modifies article 34 of the Workers’ Statute and incorporates the obligation for companies to elaborate and apply a control on the registration of the working day
The Spanish Government has recently approved Instructions to authorize the right to reside and work in Spain for UK’s national members who have been residing in Spain before the withdrawal date. These Instructions will only be applicable if UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement and its effects will begin on the withdrawal date
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
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