Labour law is the set of rules and principles that regulate legal relations between employer and employee based on a voluntary, subordinate and remunerated supply of human work with the goal of guaranteeing the completion of the parties taking part in the professional relation.

Does your business correctly apply the regulation concerning working hours?

Overtime is paid twice in Spain: (1) as integral to the base cost of profesional contingencies, unemployment, FOGASA and professional training, at the rate at which each case corresponds, and (2) as a consequence of the existence of a specific additional cost.

The Dismissal of an employee already dismissed or the precautionary dismissal

After the dismissal of an employee, an employer who obtains information about new infringements liable to penalty involving the disciplinary dismissal by the employee could resort to the institution of a precautionary or ad cautelam dismissal.


Procedure for substantial modification of working conditions in Spain

The procedure for substantial modification of working conditions is preceded by a series of consultations with the representatives of the employees which cannot exceed a period of fifteen days.

Training Contracts in Spain

Training contracts are one of the peculiarities of working engagements in Spain, since various types exist and each has their own distinct systems and regulation. We can therefore discern the Internship Contract and the Contract for Training and Apprenticeship

How to correctly give notice of termination in Spain

In Spain, there are concrete requirements regarding the notification of termination. Businesses that will dismiss employees must comply with such requirements; otherwise, the measure could be ineffective.

Regulations on company dining halls in Spain

In Spain, a recent judgement on company dining halls reminds companies about the importance of collective bargaining when it comes to achieving consensus on social benefits with workers.


Elements of the employment contract in Spain

The existence of a working relationship is established through a contract. In Spain, the elements and clauses of the contract must clearly and unequivocally define all aspects of the working conditions.

Employment contracts in Spain: how to choose the most appropriate one?

When hiring employees, knowledge and analysis of the Spanish employment regulations provide an understanding of the contract types in force and the benefits of existing bonuses and reductions. Companies that intend to hire new employees must first verify which type of employment contract is the most beneficial and then confirm the available types of allowances related to social security.

Position of Director in Spain: Duration and End-Date

In a limited liability company, which differs from a corporation, the company’s by-laws can establish any term of duration for the position of director, including the possibility of an appointment for an indefinite period of time.

The Legal Regime of Vacations in Spain

The right to vacation days in Spain, created by a labour relationship, also exists during periods of sickness, accident, maternity or strike. Nonetheless, vacation days have an expiration date, which excuses an employer from economically compensating for the unused days.