Newsletter October, 2020
- The legislation on remote working was finalised and adopted by Royal Decree-Law 28/2020 on 22 September 2020.
- While at the outset the Government did not involve the social partners in the development of the draft text, trade unions and employers’ organisations were finally able to negotiate and agree on the main elements of the law.
- The Covid-19 Response Fund is backed by a coalition of African companies.
- Its objective is to procure medical supplies as well as support to vulnerable population and health workers.
- A national campaign was launched to present the positive outcome the private employment service can play to lead the economic recovery in Australia;
- Private employment agency industry has found the right job for 360,000 Australians, including 100,000 jobs during the Covid-19 crisis.
- A new “corridor” is established with the National Social Security institution to better support CGEM members on specific problems related to social security
- Social partners get together to concretely support 100,000 jobseekers.
- Identify and develop job opportunities and skills training are the goals of the tripartite National Jobs Council.
- Job opportunities are developed through temporary assignments, attachments and traineeships.
- Spanish Supreme Court held that the riders of a delivery company are employees.
- This decision accelerated the government initiative towards the elaboration of a “Riders law”, with the involvement of the social partners.
- The certification of labour law experts introduces a new profession, but it was ultimately only required for human resources companies.
- The employers’ organisation Concordia expressed some criticism on the coverage and clarity of the law.
- The amendment to the Posting of Workers Directive had to be transposed into national law in July 2020.
- Sweden has already complied with this obligation after undergoing a process of dialogue with the social partners.
- The outcome regulation is not fully satisfactory as there is still a lack of clarity on a major part of the amendment concerning wages, which is likely to impact companies.