JSB Training and Development

Employment Law Spain

JSB Training and Development

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Typology Short course
Duration 1 Day
  • Short course
  • Duration:
    1 Day

This seminar provides key insights into the employment law framework governing Spain and through a case study led approach equips participants with the skills and knowledge to operate for success in this country. You will also gain access to an expert who will advise you on latest changes and key issues HR must be aware of.
Suitable for: Company directors, personnel and HR managers, employee relations professionals, in-house counsel, lawyers, line managers and anyone with responsibility for staff in Spain

To take into account

· What marks this course apart?

"It was a very good day and I recieved much valued information that will allow me to conduct business in Spain within the boundaries of the law" HR Generalist - Intralinks "Fantastic - very engaging and reflects reality of business and not just the world of the law" Hr Generalist - Andrew Ltd

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What you'll learn on the course

Employment Law
HR Practices

Teachers and trainers (1)

Daniel Cifuentes
Daniel Cifuentes
Professor of Law

Course programme

09:00 - Registration and coffee
09:30 - An overview of the employment law framework in Spain
· An introduction to Spanish employment law: examining the legal system and the social framework
· Identifying the main laws that regulate the employment relationship: general legislation, specific legislation and collective bargaining agreements

10:15 - Setting up operations and hiring employees in Spain

· Examining the different methods of engaging staff in Spain
· Contracts of employment- key considerations and terms and conditions
· Trial periods, pay, annual leave, working time, work permits
· Varying employment contracts
· Non competition

11:15 - Coffee

11:30 - Collective bargaining and trade unions
· Appreciating the role of trade unions in Spain and how these impact employers
· Understanding the terms of collective bargaining agreements: what you need to know
· Works councils

12:00 - Day to day employee management

· Dealing with absence and performance
· Dispute resolution: what is the situation in Spain?
· Grievances, disciplinary issues and dismissals: policies, procedures and practices

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Termination of employment
· Ways of terminating employment and general dismissal protection
· Information and consultation
· Notice periods
· Employment tribunals and claims

14:15 - Employment tribunals and the courts

· Statute of limitations
· What are the procedures that must be followed?
· Appeals

15:00 - Tea

15:15 - Discrimination law
· How does the legislation in Spain differ to the UK position
· The right to equality and non-discrimination
· What are the obligations for employers?

15:45 - What's on the horizon?

· Future developments in labour law
· Concerns for employers

16:15 - Questions and answers

16:30 - End of seminar

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