Employees’ right in Spain: switch off devices

Employees’ right in Spain: switch off devices

Switching off devices is a new concept of the employees’ right in Spain as summer 2019 was the first summer since this right came into force and Organic Law 3/2018 on the Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights (LOPDGDD) came into effect last...
ERE / ERTE in Spain: dismissal mechanisms

ERE / ERTE in Spain: dismissal mechanisms

During the financial crisis in 2008, the Expediente de Regulación de Empleo (ERE in Spain) was a widely used mechanism, when a company made massive layoffs of its workers. Nowadays, the Coronavirus crisis has popularized another applicable mechanism, the Expediente de...
Dismissal in Spain

Dismissal in Spain

Dismissal in Spain is the decision of the company to terminate the employment relationship it has established with the employee through the employment contract. The termination of the employment contract is established in Article 49 of the Employees Statute (ES). The...

As of April paternity leave in Spain has been extended

Prior to this, fathers were able to enjoy a paternity leave in Spain of a maximum of six weeks following the birth of a child, but with the entry into force of Royal Decree Law 8/2019, of 8 March on urgent measures relating to social protection and the fight against irregular working hours, paternity leave in Spain was extended to eight weeks as of April 2019.

Record of working hours in Spain

As of 12 May 2019 all companies must ensure that they keep a record of working hours in Spain – a daily record of hours worked by their employees. This record must include the exact start and end times of the working day.