Labor and Employment Law

This Order seeks to approve and publicize the procedure for evaluating jobs from a gender perspective provided for in Royal Decree 902/2020, of October 13, 2020, on equal pay for men and women, in order to ensure that the principle of equal treatment and nondiscrimination between women and men is applied effectively in relation to retribution.
The directive establishes procedures for the adequacy of statutory minimum wages, promotes collective bargaining on wage-setting and improves effective access to statutory minimum wage protection for those workers who are entitled to such protection under applicable national laws.
The Supreme Court has issued a press release reporting that the Plenary Session of the Labor Chamber has handed down a judgment on what is commonly known as the “dismissal ban” under article 2 of Royal Decree-Law 9/2020, in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis. The judgment concluded that a dismissal that took place other than as provided in that law should not be classed as null and void.