Telework in Spain offers extensive advantages for companies in the early business stage and in the geographical expansion stage on a national and international level, with the main aim being to reduce costs in physical infrastructure investments.
When an employee is unable to work, whether regarding common contingencies or a workplace accident, companies may have doubts about the kind of reports of temporary incapacity in Spain and about the established timeframes in which to send them to the Social Security.
The publication of Law 14/2013 of 27 September on entrepreneur support and internationalisation, amended in 2015 by Law 25/2015 of 28 July on second chance mechanisms, introduced major changes in the field of residency procedure, speeding up the application procedures for residence permits and work permit in Spain.
With the entering into force of Law 14/2013 of 27 September, on entrepreneur support and internationalisation, and for the purpose of attracting investment and talent to Spain, the requirements for work permit and residence permit applications have been made more flexible. The law provides for the granting of a Golden Visa in Spain through an investment in real estate equal to or exceeding €500,000 free of charges and tax.
Controlling the working day is usually a problem for the employer, either because they don´t want their workers to feel controlled, because they don´t know which system to implement or because they are not interested in controlling the overtime in Spain. It is important that companies keep track of the days worked by their staff, so as to control the hours worked by each employee and have a justification for any legal issue.
On 6 March, the Official Spanish State Gazette issued Order ESS/214/2018, which requires self-employed workers to join the RED System and receive online notifications. This is a new obligation of freelancers in Spain (or self-employed workers). This can be carried out either directly by the self-employed professional or through a RED-authorised third party, and will be mandatory from 1 October onwards.