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 Pacific. Read more

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 are already fully applicable. The amended Workers' Statute has kept its previous structure of 92 … Read more

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 requirements in 32 jurisdictions in EMEA, South and Central America and Asia-Pacific, in a simple … Read more

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 agreements (known as ultractividad) and the impact on employment relationships of the expiry of a collective bargaining agreement and failure to negotiate a new one. Read more

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 employment contracts where business activity is interrupted by force majeure; and support the unemployed with … Read more