The Whistleblowing Directive (EU) 2019/1937: A review across the EU

The Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the “Whistleblowing Directive”) was introduced with the aim of establishing safe internal and external channels of reporting for whistleblowers within a variety of different organisations. Under the Whistleblowing Directive, both private and public organisations must provide … Read more

COVID HEALTH PASS: A REVIEW ACROSS 33 JURISDICTIONS

There are many different rules and regulations governing how employees return to the physical workplace, following the upheaval of Covid-19, and how to ensure the health and safety of workforces. Do employees need to provide proof of a double vaccination, a negative test, or recent recovery from COVID-19?  The law is rapidly changing and varies … Read more

REMOTE/CONTROLLED = THE NEW TRUST EQUATION: THE FUTURE OF WORK REPORT 2021

Radical upheavals in working life are taking hold at a global level as remote and hybrid working leave lasting changes across industries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In response, employers are more inclined to advocate about geopolitical and social issues, use technology to manage and monitor the new ways of working, and adopt … Read more

Spain: new regulations on equality plans and equal pay between men and women

On 14 October Spain’s Official State Journal (BOE) published two new Royal Decrees on equality: Royal Decree 902/2020, of 13 October, on equal pay between women and men (RD 902/2020) and Royal Decree 901/2020, of 13 October, which regulates equality plans and their registration and which modifies Royal Decree 713/2010, of 28 May, on the … Read more

Spain: new remote work regulations

On 23 September 2020, the Spanish Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado) published Royal Decree-law 28/2020, of 22 September (“RDL 28/2020”), on remote work. The new regulation will enter into effect 20 days after its publication, in all matters relating to the regulation of this form of work. As pointed out in the new … Read more

COVID-19: People: Latest developments in employment law in Spain

On 22 April, Spain’s Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado) published Royal Decree-law 15/2020, of 21 April, on additional urgent measures to protect the economy and employment (“RDL 15/2020”). The main employment-related measures included in RDL 15/2020 are: Unemployment benefit is increased in the following situations: where a company terminates employment during an employee’s … Read more

COVID-19: PEOPLE: KEY LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT LAW (SPAIN)

In this summary, we bring you our most recent insights on immediate and evolving employment issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain. At any time you can also access our most up-to-date legal insights from across our global network via our COVID-19 hub. Our recent publications include: COVID-19: POTENTIAL LEGAL IMPACT (LATEST DEVELOPMENT) (SPAIN) – … Read more