L&E Global’s 2017 Global Handbook | Employees vs Independent Contractors
Court ruling held that when the relieved employee is eligible for early retirement before reaching the ordinary age for retirement, the company cannot terminate the relief contract signed with the reliever employee.
A new Supreme Court ruling on video surveillance systems has ruled that such systems allow dismissals on disciplinary grounds, even if the employee has not been informed that the images recorded could be used for disciplinary purposes.
Court rules on trade union representatives’ special rights when legal requirements are not meet. Special consideration to the employee’s declaration of status of trade union representative applies, if the company does not oppose to it.
A new ruling of the Spanish Supreme Court has set how to determine if an interruption of employment breaks the “essential unity” of the employment relationship in the event of a succession of temporary contracts.
the Supreme Court has set new limits on the termination of a contract by the employee due to a salary reduction.
the amount for 2017 will be set at 23.59 euros per day or 707.62 euros per month.
According to the ruling, both European regulations and case-law set that a pregnant employee that is moved to another job position due to the pregnancy has the right to keep her base salary and those supplements linked to her professional status such as seniority, professional qualifications and professional category. However, supplements linked to some specifications or particularities of the job position such as nocturnality, pay for working on days off, etc. do not have to be maintained if the new job position does not have these particular conditions.
The new government has some duties regarding employment and labour law. Some of these duties are, of course, to adapt the Spanish legislation to the recent rulings of the European Court of Justice.
The issue was whether the employer had the obligation to make a call to a permanent seasonal employee, who was in a temporary invalidity situation and then report said employee to the social security system. The court held that the employee’s illness did not exempt the employer from the obligation to call and report the employee to the social security system; without prejudice to then take the leaving on social insurance for temporary invalidity and to hire temporary employees, if appropriate.