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Implementation of the EU Whistleblowing Directive in Spain: latest position

In our latest update on how the EU Whistleblowing Directive is being implemented across Europe, we focus on recent developments in Spain. Whistleblowers in Spain currently have very little legislative protection, with existing provisions limited to certain types of complaint (e.g. money laundering) and certain sectors (e.g. financial institutions).  To comply with the much broader … Continue Reading

Spain’s new decree on remote working

A new decree (Royal Decree-law 28/2020) was passed on 22 September to regulate remote working in Spain. As for many countries worldwide, Spain has recently seen a marked increase in the number of employees working from home as part of its bid to decrease physical contact between individuals and curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to … Continue Reading

Cómo el cambio de gobierno en España podría aumentar los costes para los empleadores (Spain)

Tras una moción de censura en el Congreso español el 1 de junio, España tiene un nuevo Presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, y un nuevo gobierno socialista. Si bien aún no se conocen todas las implicaciones de este cambio trascendental, el nuevo Presidente del Gobierno ha declarado que su gobierno: Continuará respetando la estructura y … Continue Reading

Employer cries foul over football mania

Football in Spain is big and never more so than now.  In the last four years the Spanish national football team has won no less than three major championships: the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.    As you can imagine there was an explosion of happiness … Continue Reading

Spain introduces radical labour market reforms

Spain’s new Conservative Government has outlined reforms aimed at reviving the economy and promoting employment, especially amongst young people and the long-term unemployed.  Described as an “extremely aggressive change”, the new regulations will have a significant impact on the Spanish labour market. What do the changes mean for companies doing business in Spain?  We set … Continue Reading