Royal Decree-Law 5/2019, of March 1, 2019, adopts a number of contingency measures in light of a potential no-deal regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union on March 30, 2019, including labor and social security measures.
Ordinance no. 71/2019, of February 28, was published, establishing the amounts of the extraordinary supplement for pensions of disability and old age of the Social Security system.
Ordinance no. 70/2019, dated February 27, was published in the official gazette, amending the Professional Internships’ Measure (approved by Ordinance n.º 131/2017, dated of April 7). This Ordinance establishes new rules regarding the Professional Internships’ Measure, promoting the insertion of young people in the labor market and the retraining of unemployed citizens.
It was published today the Regional Legislative Decree no. 1/2019/M, approving the increase of the minimum monthly wage in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
New Trade Secrets Law 1/2019, of February 20, 2019 (TSL, available here) has been published in the Official State Gazette. The Law will come into force on March 13, 2019. It transposes into Spanish law, Directive (EU) 2016/943 of 8 June 2016, on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (available here).
On February 2, 2019, the Spanish government published Order TMS/83/2019, of January 31, 2019, implementing the statutory provisions on contributions for social security, unemployment, and business income protection, to the wage guarantee fund, and for vocational training, effective as from January 1, 2019.
As from January 9, 2019, the new maximum monthly base for calculating health, retirement and occupational accident and professional illness social security contributions stands at 79.3 Unidades de Fomento (UF) (US $3,250). The new maximum monthly base for unemployment insurance for 2019 was set at 119 UF (US $4,900).