Arbitration in Spain

Arbitration in Spain in times of COVID

During the COVID-19 pandemic, arbitration stands out as an advantageous alternative to settle legal disputes between companies. The ordinary jurisdiction has suffered a slowdown in its processes and does not provide the fast and effective response demanded by current market operators.

Equality plans in companies

Equality plans in companies come into force in Spain

Royal Decree 901/2020 of 13 October regulates equality plans and their registration in Spain, and amends Royal Decree 713/2010, of 28 May, on registration and filing of contracts and collective bargaining agreements. This measure aims to reduce the wage disparity in Spain and achieve equality between men and women in the workplace.

F: Pros and cons of the arbitration clause in business contracts

Pros and cons of the arbitration clause in business contracts

The arbitration clause in commercial contracts allows the parties to submit the resolution of any disputes to the decision of an arbitration court. Its pros and cons need an assessment on a case-by-case basis.

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Relevant labour milestones in Spain for 2021

While in 2021 gender equality plans and salary registers become compulsory for companies, the temporary layoff procedures (ERTEs) are extended until the end of May.

Extension of the insolvency moratorium until 14 March 2021

Extension of the insolvency moratorium in Spain until 14 March 2021

Royal Decree Law 34/2020, published on 18 November 2020, establishes an extension of the insolvency moratorium (previously established until 31 December 2020) until 14 March 2021.

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Temporary Layoff Procedures (ERTE) in Spain: Royal Decree-law 2/2021

Royal Decree-law 02/2021 addresses extensions for force majeure temporary layoffs, temporary layoffs due to economic, technical, organizational, or production reasons linked to COVID-19, and temporary layoffs for impeded or limited activities.