Spain: Royal Decree Law on measures to increase stability when hiring employees and improving worker employability

A Royal Decree Law (16/2013) that came into force on 22 December 2013, amends certain provisions of the Spanish Workers’ Statute by introducing additional flexibility when hiring part-time employees. It also introduces significant amendments to social security regulations, as a consequence of which some salary items that were previously excluded are now subject to social … Read more

Spain: II Agreement on Employment and Collective Bargaining 2012, 2013 and 2014

In the context of the profound reform that is being undertaken in the Spanish labour market, one of the most significant changes expected affects the regulation of collective bargaining. An agreement was recently signed on 25 January 2012 by the most representative organisations at a state level in Spain – namely the employer associations CEOE … Read more