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Newsletter October, 2020

Spain: Supreme Court decision on the employment status of workers for a delivery company and social dialogue process on a "Riders Law"

October, 2020
  • 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.

Spain adopted a new legislation on remote working

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.
Newsletter September, 2020

Italy and Spain: Unemployment benefits may coexist with a fixed-term job in agriculture

September, 2020
  • Restrictions to the movement of seasonal workers and the situation of unemployed workers pushed governments to ease the hiring of workers in agriculture, even if already receiving unemployment benefits. 
Newsletter July, 2020

Telefónica Spain invests in SMEs

July, 2020
  • The company participates in the digitalisation of SMEs and provide some advanced payment to its small and medium size suppliers
Newsletter July, 2020

Spain introduced the Minimum Vital Income, a measure to fight against poverty independent of employment active search

July, 2020
  • The Minimum Vital Income is ensured to all low-income individuals or families, for as long as their income conditions do not improve.
  • It is not linked to other subsidies or active search of employment.
Newsletter May, 2020

New Law Bans Dismissals for Economic Reasons in Argentina, Italy and Spain

May, 2020
  • Governments of Argentina, Italy and Spain enacted a law to ban dismissals to avoid lay off procedures.
  • Employers’ organisations in those countries strongly reacted against this measure.

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