The 13-11-12015 enters into force the new Worker’s Statute (RDLeg 2/2015). This new text groups the scattered legislation in several provisions and Replaces RDLeg 1/1995.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stated that the termination of an employment contract due to the worker’s refusal to accept a unilateral and substantial change of his contract conditions is a dismissal for the purpose of collective dismissals. [TJUE 11-11-15, C-422/14 (Pujante Rivera)]
Royal Decree 899/2015 of October 9 modifies the Royal Decree 39/1997 of January 17 in relation with the Bylaw of Occupational Risks. This new legislation modifies the Bylaw and sets out the single authorization for all national territory in order to be able to act as Occupational Risks Prevention Services with prior approval of the […]
A recent Spanish Supreme Court ruling declared lawful that a Company can force its employees to report thefts in the Company. The Court considers that imposing such behavior falls within its power of direction and organization (ius variandi) and does not constitute an abuse. The ruling is the STS 238/2014 of 17/09/2015.
The Supreme Court has confirmed that the Labour Accident qualification -“in itinere” – is not appropriate in a situation where there was no information regarding where the employee was going at the moment that the accident occurred. While a remote employment relationship exists, inasmuch as the employee was injured while returning from collecting his medical […]
Law 23/2015 (of July 21st), Organizer of the Labour Inspection and Social Security System, recently entered into force. The new law abrogates the previous Law 42/1997 of November 14th and includes several new items: i) the attribution of new competences to the Sub-inspectors Service in terms of labour risk prevention; ii) the establishment of a […]
Spain’s Supreme Court has determined the compatibility of leave of absence to care directly for minor children and the development of self-employment during this absence with the reception of the maternity leave at the General Social Security System, holding that the situation of leave (leave of absence to care directly for minor children) is a […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
The European Union’s Youth Employment Initiative 2013 (YEI), launched to address the occupational challenges of young adults, is moving forward. The YEI is designed to allow the Member States to improve their policies by providing additional funding to fight youth unemployment, which has risen to unprecedented levels – the unemployment rates for young people in […]
The European Commission recently presented a new initiative to better protect over 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases. The Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work, presents fundamental actions and identifies crucial instruments to address these […]