Employment and Pensions

Spain

We recognise the importance of corporate labour relations and maintain a strategic and global vision which enables us to provide comprehensive advice to clients in relation to the optimisation of their structure, remaining faithful to our core values of dedication to service, passion for law, the use of initiative and innovation in the creation of solutions, the capacity to assume responsibilities, readiness and the continued strive for professional excellence.

Companies operating at a global level are faced with additional legal obstacles when it comes to employment law in Europe. For example, the management of employees across several jurisdictions requires the consideration of directives, EU Court resolutions and general domestic law, as well as local case law and precedents.

Our team of more than 400 specialists located in 41 countries is fully equipped to help clients achieve their objectives through the design of tailored solutions for complex and sensitive issues in all jurisdictions where required, including collective bargaining, advice on business restructuring and transfers of undertakings, as well as the defence of our clients before the Labour Courts.

Our Spanish Employment Law Department comprises a team of specialist professionals based in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville tasked with providing advisory services to domestic and international entities across all sectors, guaranteeing wide geographical coverage with the utmost professional quality.

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09/01/2019
CMS among Spain’s most re­cog­nised firms
Janu­ary 2019
12/03/2019
Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late UK's de­par­ture and define its fu­ture re­la­tion­ship.
21/11/2018
César Nav­arro and Elena Es­par­za on an em­ploy­ee's dis­cip­lin­ary...
ILO | Novem­ber 2018
06/03/2019
EMIR RE­FIT: cleared to land
In a press re­lease, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on (“Coun­cil”) an­nounced re­cently that a pre­lim­in­ary agree­ment was reached re­lat­ing to the pro­posed reg­u­la­tion that would amend the European Mar­ket In­fra­struc­ture Reg­u­la­tion (“EMIR”).
06/11/2018
CMS ad­vises Bird on its es­tab­lish­ment in Spain
Deal Alert | Novem­ber 2018
24/01/2019
Ex­pat re­gime in Spain
Un­der Span­ish em­ploy­ment law, wheth­er the post­ing of an em­ploy­ee takes place with­in the European Uni­on or if it in­volves a third coun­try is key. Re­gard­ing EU Mem­ber States, giv­en the free­dom of em­ploy­ees, there is no ob­lig­a­tion to ob­tain work per­mits.
12/06/2018
Em­ploy­ment And Pen­sions | News­let­ter | June 2018
News­let­ter
03/01/2019
Tech­no­logy in the work­place – an over­view of em­ploy­ment law is­sues...
We can no longer ima­gine our pro­fes­sion­al lives without mod­ern in­form­a­tion and com­mu­nic­a­tion tech­no­logy. It is com­mon for em­ploy­ers to provide em­ploy­ees with tech­no­logy such as smart­phones or note­books. These com­mu­nic­a­tion and pro­ductiv­ity tools are also used.
30/04/2018
CMS Guide to La­bour Law in Cent­ral East­ern Europe
2018
23/11/2018
A1 Form: present­a­tion and latest case-law de­vel­op­ments
European com­pan­ies es­tab­lished out­side of France may tem­por­ar­ily post their em­ploy­ees in France. When do­ing so, they must com­ply with a num­ber of com­puls­ory con­di­tions and form­al­it­ies. One of them con­cerns the so-called A1 form.
25/02/2018
Em­ploy­ment And Pen­sions | News­let­ter | Feb­ru­ary 2018
News­let­ter
17/05/2018
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Ro­bot­ics: From a La­bour and Tax Per­spect­ive...
Mod­ern in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy, in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms and pro­duc­tion ro­bots are strongly in­flu­en­cing the work­ing world in the 21st cen­tury. Every­day tasks are already be­ing per­formed by in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms.