2020 has been a year like no other. The world health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting declaration of a state of emergency (lockdown) in Spain in March 2020 brought an unprecedented whirl of legislative activity. Companies have now been placed in an uncertain scenario where decision-making is the key to the future survival of their businesses. Over these months the Garrigues Special COVID-19 team have tried to provide answers to many of the questions that have arisen in the new context. Now that this traumatic 2020 is drawing to an end, we review and look back on the main legal matters of the year, from every angle of business law, while looking towards 2021 and picking out the most important trends to watch in the new year.
During the Workshop on Digital Advances in Employment held on December 5, 2018, the Colombian Minister of Labor, Alicia Arango, announced that electronic and digital signatures are now permitted for employment contracts.
It was published in the Official Gazette Law no. 29/2018, of July 16, transforming into national law Directive (UE) 2015/1794 of th European Parliament and of the Council, of October 6, 2015, and introducing amendments to seafarers’ legal framework in Portugal.
Law no. 14/2018, of 19 March, was published today in the official gazette, introducing amendments to Portuguese Labor Code regarding the legal framework in cases of a transfer of undertaking, or parts of undertaking that constitute an economic entity.
It was published today the Regional Legislative Decree no. 5/2018/M, approving the increase of the minimum monthly wage in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.