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Spain to trial four-day working week

The Spanish government has agreed to trial a four-day working week for companies interested in the idea.

Spain to be first in EU to give gig economy workers employee rights

12 Mar 2021

Platform workers to be given employee status while unions will be given the right to access algorithms used by gig firms.

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Staff don’t expect to return to office before June

11 Feb 2021

Office workers across Europe do not expect to return to the workplace until at least the summer, according to a survey.

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Four-day week could boost jobs in Spain

7 Dec 2020

Spain: a four-day week is being considered as a measure that could boost jobs, productivity and help the country recover from the economic damage of the pandemic.

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Private sector pay optimism grows for 2021

3 Dec 2020

Private sector workers are set to receive average pay rises of 2.4% in 2021, up from an average of 2.2%...

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Spain to introduce legislation to protect remote workers

9 Sep 2020

Spain is pushing through legislation that will protect the rights of staff who work from home.
The draft legislation was...

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Coronavirus and travel: seven questions about quarantine

28 Jul 2020

On Saturday, the government announced that anyone returning from Spain, including the Balearics and Canaries, must self-isolate on their return...

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Spanish holidays: how should employers handle staff quarantine?

27 Jul 2020

Employers should prepare policies that outline how they will handle employees who are forced to quarantine after travelling abroad.

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Nissan plant in Barcelona to close as Sunderland stays safe

29 May 2020

Hundreds of Spanish Nissan workers have burnt tyres outside a factory that the Japanese car maker has announced is to...

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Spain may launch permanent universal basic income

6 Apr 2020

New income system will continue after the coronavirus crisis in the country abates, signals deputy prime minister.

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How Europe is supporting workers in the coronavirus outbreak

20 Mar 2020

As chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to announce plans to support the wages of millions of worker we look at similar schemes in their infancy on the Continent.

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Pay can be deducted for smoking and coffee breaks, Spanish court rules

13 Feb 2020

Companies in Spain can make wage deductions for employees who take coffee or smoking breaks during working hours, the country’s...

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Coronavirus: Employers ‘quarantining’ own staff before trade show

7 Feb 2020

Employers are quarantining their own staff as the coronavirus outbreak...

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Spanish supermarket covert surveillance did not violate human rights

17 Oct 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a previous judgment it made in the case of López Ribalda and...

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Burger King’s beard ban violated workers’ rights, Catalan authorities rule

31 Jul 2019

Burger King’s policy banning staff from having beards, moustaches and stubble violated employees’ rights under Spanish law, authorities in Catalonia...

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