Employment (Labour) Law updates in Spain

Spanish Workers’ Statute impact on Teleworking

The Spanish Workers Statute is a legislative code applicable to employees who, on a voluntary basis, provide paid services within the scope of organization and management of an employer. Therefore, its main objective is to establish a regulation of the employment relationship between the employer and the employee that arises fro... Read More

Unemployment Benefits in Spain during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Protection for unemployment as a result of Erte due to force majeure or for economic, technical, organizational and production reasonsAs long as the extraordinary situation derived from the COVID-19 continues, to those included in article 264 of the LGSS and to those who have the status of working partners of companies and assoc... Read More

Severance Pay in Spain

Unfortunately, for many non-Spanish living and working in Spain, they find employment - at least initially - in jobs with irregular working patterns in hospitality and other industries dependant upon seasonal fluctuations such as tourism. This can lead to rather higher frequencies of redundancies as a result of the precarious na... Read More

Employment Law in Spain: Redundancy for "Economic Reasons"

Due to the economic situation that Spain has gone through in the last few years, and the pressure that the Government has come under to liberalise employment laws, a number of important changes to Employment law in Spain were made in 2012 and 2013, which made the dismissal of employees for economic reasons relatively easier for ... Read More

Getting fired in Spain

Grounds for challenging a dismissalWe recently discussed dismissal from employment in Spain based on financial grounds i.e. where a business is suffering an economic downturn and the employer claims they must lay-off staff for the business to remain commercially viable.   We argued that there is a reasonably good possibility o... Read More

Company permitted to monitor employees' email accounts

The Constitutional Court in Madrid has ruled that the monitoring of an employee's email account by the employer company did not infringe the employee's constitutional right to privacy nor the right under the Spanish Constitution not to have private communications intercepted, particularly those communications made by telephone, ... Read More