The Executive has approved the fifth extension of the Record of Temporary Employment Regulation (ERTE) with the aim of extending social protection to citizens and adjusting the cycle of activity of the productive fabric to the evolution of the pandemic.
Electronic notifications: Extension in the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations in Spain
Law 39/2015 aims to implement electronic administration in the procedures and validation of citizens’ requirements, shorten the times for submitting applications, notifications and responses and thus improve efficiency in the use of public resources.
The terms for the extension are maintained with minimal adjustments and similar to those already established in RD Law 30/2020, with companies in ERTE being able to benefit from different exemptions.
The ERTES of force majeure derived from the COVID-19 in force are extended until January 31, 2021, but only as from September 30, three types of ERTES can be carried out in certain companies whose business or activity is contemplated in the Royal Decree.
Although the prohibition or restriction of dismissal is established, in the regulation’s introduction it is not properly argue beyond the need for companies to have flexible measures to reduce company costs in order to avoid future dismissal or termination of the contract.
Legislation on telework in Spain is regulated by the Workers’ Statute and offers many advantages as well for companies (working life) as employees (social welfare). Its main aim is to reduce costs in physical infrastructure investments.