Labor and Employment Law



  • On December 8, 2023, the new Official Mexican Standard on occupational health and safety conditions for remote work will come into force

    Those individuals working remotely at least 40% of the week will be subject to specific rules related to their rights and obligations in connection with this employment modality.
  • The work calendar in Spain for 2024 has been published

    The Decision of October 23, 2023, by the Directorate-General of Labor, publishing the list of public holidays for 2024 has been published in the Official State Gazette, and sets out the public holidays for next year.
  • The Council of the European Union adopts the Recommendation on developing framework conditions for the social economy and Conclusions on mental health and precarious work

    The Recommendation includes measures promoting the role of the social economy in labor market integration and social inclusion. The Conclusions on mental health and precarious work contain a set of suggestions with the aim of promoting the psychological well-being of employees.
  • Spain: The internal whistleblowing channel and its impact on labor relations (I)

    In this first installment on the recently introduced whistleblower protection law, the author raises questions about the requirements to be met by the complaints channel or the possibility of sharing the system and the resources allocated to its management with other companies.
  • Labor Newsletter - September 2023

    En este nuevo número de nuestra Newsletter Laboral, contamos con un artículo de Federico Durán sobre el canal de denuncias interno y su incidencia en las relaciones laborales. También repasamos las principales novedades, normativa y sentencias de las últimas semanas.
  • The new social rights and covering their cost

    Companies do not have an unlimited capacity to take on their new employment obligations.
  • Spain: These are the social security rules applicable to workers relocated abroad

    A new piece of legislation defines in detail the cases in which relocated workers will be treated as having registered status for social security purposes, such as in the absence of a bilateral agreement, where such an agreement does not apply to the specific case concerned, or the maximum period for keeping up contributions in the worker’s country of origin has ended.
  • Spain: Royal Decree 668/2023 amends the regulations on pension plans and funds

    The royal decree contains, among other new legislation, implementation of the rules on simplified occupational pension plans, the rules on the non-discrimination principle and the provisions on merging plans where corporate transactions result in the same company becoming sponsor of more than one occupational pension plan or sponsor of an occupational pension plan and at the same time policyholder for one or more employee welfare and pension benefit plans.
  • End of the extraordinary measures implemented in the workplace due to COVID-19

    The order declares the end of health crisis and the termination of the extraordinary measures such as those related to the minimum interpersonal safety distance of 1.5 meters between workers or the promotion of teleworking, among others.
  • Spain: Options for paid leave and 'à la carte' working hours are broadened and other employment measures relating to work-life balance are approved

    Royal Decree-Law 5/2023 transposes, among others, the EU Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers which, before the end of the legislative session, was passing through parliament as the Families Bill.