Comments on the decision issued by the European Court of Justice C-485/2020 declaring that employers are obliged to relocate unfit employees to another position within the organization unless such relocation would impose an undue burden

This article analyzes the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) decision C-485/2020, dated February 10th 2022, on the issue of whether an employer is legally obliged to relocate a disabled employee …

Inside Spain’s failed plan to fix the gig economy

On 12 August 2021, Spain became the first European country to significantly regulate the gig economy. The Supreme Court, ruling in favour of a former gig economy rider, declared that …

Spanish Government restores sectoral collective bargaining

Just before the turn of the year, on the 28th December, Spain passed significant labour reforms, described as the “beginning of the end of labour market anomalies involving temporary and precarious …

European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies: Thematic Review 2021 on Platform work

“Platform work is growing, yet it still remains a moderate to marginal form of economic activity across the EU. The lack of a conceptual quality framework and a unified approach …

Portazo a los contratos temporales para los trabajadores de centros de atención al cliente

La Audiencia Nacional decreta nula esta modalidad de contrataciones tras una demanda presentada por CC OO y CGT La Audiencia Nacional ha estimado parcialmente una demanda presentada por los sindicatos Comisiones Obreras …

Gig Economy Project – Spain’s Riders Law comes into force: Here’s what you need to know

The Riders Law comes into force in Spain today [12 August], with a great deal of confusion about the exact situation for app-based food delivery workers now, as digital platforms …

Comments on the decision rendered by the European Court of Justice dated July 15th, 2021

This article analyzes the impact of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) decision on the combined cases C-804/18 and C-341/19 on the religious restrictions that employers may lawfully impose on …

[Spain] Comments on the National Court decision dated May 31st 2021 declaring the illegality of multiple clauses of the Framework Agreement IV on the regulation of employment relationships of dockworkers.

This article analyzes the National Court decision 127/2021 which declared the illegality per Spanish Law of multiple clauses of the Framework Agreement IV on the regulation of employment relationships of …

[Spain] Comments on the European Court of Justice decision dated June 3rd, 2021 (declaring that the subsequently renewed Spanish on-call employment agreements are covered by Clause 5 of Directive 1999/70), and its impact on Spanish law.

This article analyzes the impact of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) decision C-726/19 on the Spanish legislation concerning indefinite implied renewals of on-call employment agreements (contratos de interinidad). These …

El Tribunal Supremo rechaza el recurso de Deliveroo y confirma que los ‘riders’ eran falsos autónomos

El fallo recuerda que el Supremo ya unificó doctrina en septiembre de 2020, cuando dictaminó en un caso similar -aunque entonces el denunciado era Glovo- que la relación entre estas …

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