1. REDUCTION OF SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS WHEN THERE ARE FEWER EMPLOYMENT ACCIDENTS
The administrative requirements to be eligible for the 5% and 10% reductions in social security contributions for employment contingencies when there are fewer workplace accidents have been simplified and made more objective.
2. FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN THE WORKPLACE
On 14 March, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down two judgments on the employment consequences of prohibiting the use of the Islamic veil in the workplace.
3. RECORD OF EMPLOYEES' DAILY WORKING TIME
The Supreme Court declares that companies are not obligated to record the number of hours that employees work on a daily basis.
4. ACCRUAL OF TRADE UNION CREDIT HOURS DURING ANNUAL LEAVE
The Supreme Court confirms that credit hours of trade union members accrue while they are working and not during their annual leave.
5. USE OF IMAGES FROM SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS FOR DISCIPLINARY PURPOSES
The Supreme Court confirms the probative value of the images taken from surveillance cameras, despite the employees not having been expressly informed of their potential use for disciplinary purposes.
6. STRIKE AND SUBCONTRACTING BY CLIENTS
In the absence of a “special link” between a company on strike and its main clients, resorting to the company’s competitors for the services does not imply a violation of the employees’ fundamental rights.
The information contained in this Newsletter is of a general nature and does not constitute legal advice