We hereby inform you that Order HFP/792/2023 (link) was published yesterday, revising the amount of the per diem and travel expenses, increasing the part exempt from income tax from 0.19 EUR/km to 0.26 EUR/km. Please note that the tax exemption of these amounts is always subject to proof of travel. The Order entered into force on…

On 28 June, Royal Decree-Law 5/2023 was published in the Official State Gazette (BOE), which, among other things, includes various labour-related measures. Among these is the transposition of the European Directive on the work-life balance, which had previously been included in the Family Law Project, approved by the Government on 28 May, and which has…

Please be informed that as of 1 June, the three new special situations of temporary incapacity, regulated by Organic Law 1/2023, will come into force. These are the most significant new features of each of them: Sick leave for secondary incapacitating menstruation This is a situation in which a woman may find herself in case of secondary incapacitating…

We hereby inform you that on 1st April 2023 Royal Decree 1060/2022 (“BOE” of 5 January 2023) will come into force, which regulates certain matters regarding the management and control of temporary incapacity processes during the first 365 days of their duration.   This involves a new system for managing sick leave reports for temporary…

What is an Equality Plan? It is a set of measures whose mission is to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities for women and men in the company, as well as the elimination of discriminatory situations based on gender. The Equality Plan improves the working environment and eliminates differences between male and female employees. It increases…

We would like to inform you of the main changes in the labour field for the year 2023 included, among other regulations, in Law 31/2022, of 23 December, on the General State Budget for the year 2023, published in the Official State Gazette (“BOE”) of 24 December 2022, among which the following can be highlighted:…

  We would like to inform you about the expected increase in social security costs for companies and employees for the coming year in Spain. The Government has presented the General State Budget (PGE) for 2023 in which Social Security income will increase by 12.8%. A very important part of this increase will be achieved…

  Approval of 2021 Labour Market Reform On 30 December 2021, Royal Decree-Law 32/2021, of 28 December, on urgent measures for labour market reform, the guarantee of employment stability and the transformation of the labour market was published. The Royal Decree-Law entered into force on 31 December 2021, even though the main measures will be…

The obligation for companies to keep a salary register comes into force on 14th April   The obligation for companies with over 100 employees to implement a gender equality plan and conduct a pay audit came into force this month (March 2021).     March 2019 saw the publication of Royal Decree-law 6/2019, setting out the obligation…

The key points of the new law on remote work in Spain   Spain’s Council of Ministers has given the green light to the first regulations on teleworking in Spain. In this article we sum up the main points of Royal Decree-law 28/2020, of 22 September, on remote working. First of all, the distinction should be…

  Royal Decree-law 112020_COVID19_ENG Royal Decree-law 11/2020, of 1 April 2020, sets out a new series of social measures aimed at supporting workers, consumers, families and vulnerable groups, as well as steps to support businesses and the self-employed. We highlight and summarise the following implications for labour law: – Moratorium on Social Security contributions –…

We take a detailed look at the latest updates affecting labour law, published in Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of March 17, on extraordinary urgent measures to tackle the economic and social effects of COVID-19:   Preferential nature of remote working. Organisational systems should be established to enable continued activity by alternative mechanisms, particularly by means of…

    March 2019 saw the publication of Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, of 1 March, developing, among others, Organic Law 3/2007, of 22 March, for effective equality between women and men, which introduces urgent measures to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation. Among these new features, it is worth…