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The obligation of freelancers in Spain (or self-employed workers) to join the RED system

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.

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Non-compete agreement during employment and post-contractual non-compete agreement in Spain

Non-compete agreement during employment and post-contractual non-compete agreement in Spain are used by companies to prevent their employees from harnessing their expertise and training acquired in the company to provide other companies in the sector or those engaging in similar business activity with this knowledge, both during and after the employment relationship.

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Disciplinary dismissal in Spain

A serious non-fulfilment caused by employees may encourage managers to make a unilateral decision to terminate their employment contract through a disciplinary dismissal in Spain. When making the decision to carry out a disciplinary dismissal, it is important to comply with all of the legal requirements so that the dismissal is not subsequently declared unfair or void.

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Per diem allowances in Spain – social security and taxes

The number of employees that have to travel for work reasons is increasing. As such, companies have to cover the expenses of these trips through what are known as per diem allowances (or expenses payments). The concept of per diem allowances in Spain, particularly their work and taxation processing, can cause confusion and doubts when implementing them in the company.

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