Jurisdiction: Spain

Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

Employment law issues rarely determine the strategy for a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition, but they can certainly give rise to significant avoidable costs and delay if issues are not spotted in advance. In the Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 global survey, 57% … Continue reading

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UK: HSF Global Guide to Whistleblowing

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the first edition of a Global Guide to Whistleblowing, providing a quick reference guide to the law and culture around employees 'blowing the whistle' in 40 key jurisdictions covering in EMEA, the Americas and Asia … Continue reading

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Spain: Consolidation of labour law

On 23 October 2015, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved Legislative Royal Decree 2/2015, of 23 October, which approves the amended Spanish Workers' Statute. The Royal Decree is fully in force to the extent that it brings together provisions that … Continue reading

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Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

We have recently updated our multi-jurisdictional guide discussing potential employee issues in business transfers (first published in October 2013). The second edition reflects the law as at February 2015. The guide is a quick reference tool covering the key legal … Continue reading

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Spain: Expired collective bargaining agreement may remain applicable

The Spanish Supreme Court’s judgment of 22 December 2014 has recently been published, establishing binding legal precedent with regard to the extended application of collective bargaining agreementsĀ (known as ultractividad) and the impact on employment relationships of the expiry of a … Continue reading

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Spain: New legislation to promote employment

In December 2014 the Spanish Government approved the Royal Decree-Law 16/2014, which regulates the Special Program for Employment Activation. The main aims of this legislation are to : facilitate increased employment rates through employment policies; encourage the employer's maintenance of … Continue reading

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Spain: 2012 Labour Market Reform declared constitutional

In a judgment dated 16 July 2014, the Spanish Constitutional Court rejected, by a large majority, an appeal lodged by the Parliament of Navarra in which it requested that three provisions of the 2012 Labour Market Reform be declared unconstitutional. … Continue reading

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Spain: Bill amending Personal Income Tax and other tax regulations

A Bill published in the Spanish Official Gazette on 20 June 2014 is currently being negotiated and discussed by Spanish Congress. The Bill will amend certain provisions applicable to Spanish Personal Income Tax, the most significant for this newsletter being … Continue reading

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Spain: Government implements National Youth Guarantee System

Last Friday, the Spanish Government approved Royal Decree-Law 8/2014, of 4 July, that approves urgent measures for growth, competitiveness and efficiency; in order to improve the employability of young people, implementing the National Youth Guarantee System (the “NYG System“).

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Spain: Tax reform and employment implications

In July 2013 the Spanish government commissioned an Expert’s Committee for Tax Reform to conduct an analysis of the Spanish tax system. In February 2014 the Experts’ Committee published a report detailing its findings. If they are implemented, a number … Continue reading

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