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Publications - Labor and Employment

  • How the Supreme Court counts periods of inactivity in seasonal contracts

    We analyze the rulings of the Spanish Supreme Court on how periods of inactivity in seasonal contracts are counted for seniority bonus, loyalty bonus, professional promotion or severance pay. 

  • Finally approved the accumulation of lactation leave, the application priority of regional collective bargaining agreements and unemployment assistance protection

    After the previous royal decree-law that introduced these novelties was not validated, which was derogated, Royal Decree-Law 2/2024 has been published, which approves them again with certain changes, such as the possibility of extending the…

  • Reduction of the maximum working hours: 4-day week or fewer hours in annual calculation?

    The question of whether to reduce working hours is being analyzed in different countries. There has been much comment in recent years about the possible reduction of the working week to 4 days. However, this change is not exempt from debate due to…

  • Garrigues Sustainable Newsletter - April 2024

    In this newsletter we compile the most relevant legal news on ESG matters in Spain, published by Garrigues.

  • Regulation prohibiting products made with forced labor from entering the EU market approved

    The European Commission will set up a database of specific geographic areas or products where there is a risk of forced labor.

  • Severance payments in the European context

    Despite unfounded rumors, the Council of Europe has not yet ruled on the complaint filed by UGT against the compensation system in Spain. These rumors are creating enormous confusion and are based on highly questionable arguments.

  • Labor and Employment Newsletter - April 2024

    En la Newsletter Laboral de Garrigues recopilamos las novedades legales más relevantes en el ámbito del derecho del trabajo en España.

  • Occupational risk prevention, in adaptation phase to a new working environment

    Close to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we review some of the challenges posed by occupational risk prevention and its regulation, such as, for example, achieving its true integration into company management, the framework of corporate…

  • 10 ways to attract and retain young talent in the company, with legal approach

    Attracting and retaining young talent is one of the main objectives for companies. Incorporating the best profiles that have just joined the labor market into the workforce allows organizations to be more competitive, innovative, and diverse. The…

  • Updated the minimum contribution bases to the SMI for 2024

    Following the approval of the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI) for 2024, Order PJC/281/2024, of 27th March, amending the contribution order for 2024 (Order PJC/51/2024, of 29th January), has been published in the Official State Bulletin,…

  • Developed the regulation for the additional solidarity contribution

    Approved a modification of the general Social Security collection and contribution regulations, which most notable novelty is the development of the so-called solidarity contribution that will come into force on 1st January 2025.

  • Spain: From 20th March, companies will be required to designate a lawyer within two days

    20th March 2024 will come into effect Royal Decree-Law 6/2023 of 19 December (RDL 6/2023), which amends the Law Regulating Social Jurisdiction (LRJS) and the Civil Procedure Law (LEC) to allow companies to adopt measures for better control of…