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Employment Law Spain

Get an overview of the Spanish employment law framework

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Please note that the 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book. Price: £495+VAT | €595+VAT | $595+VAT

This Employment Law Spain seminar, led by top employment law experts from Pérez-Llorca, provides an excellent overview of the Spanish employment law framework. Interactive case studies are used throughout to help put the law into practice for HR and line managers with responsibilities for employees in Spain.

It is crucial that businesses setting up operations in Spain understand the law operating in this jurisdiction, particularly with regard to works councils, social security, holiday and working time. Browse the full programme and book your place online.

  • Clear and concise information on the core legal issues in Spanish employment law
  • Practical, hands-on advice from local lawyers with direct experience of advising international companies
  • Use of interactive case studies to put the law into practice
  • Learn how to handle HR issues in Spain successfully

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An overview of the employment law framework in Spain

  • Identifying the main laws that regulate the employment relationship: general legislation, specific legislation and collective bargaining agreements
  • Reforms approved during the crisis

Setting up operations and hiring employees in Spain

  • Formal requirements to set up as an employer
  • Examining the different methods of engaging staff in Spain
  • Obligation to hire disabled employees
  • Contracts of employment- key considerations and cost
  • Trial periods, pay, annual leave, working time, work permits, non compete...



Employee representation bodies

  • Types of employee representatives within the workplace

Day to day employee management

  • Dealing with absence and performance
  • Maternity/paternity/family care entitlements
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Varying employment contracts and other measures to tackle difficult economic situations
  • Acquisition of a Spanish business



Termination of employment

  • Ways of terminating employment and general obligations following termination of employment
  • Disciplinary dismissals
  • Individual and collective objective dismissals
  • What happens when the employee challenges the termination?



Employment tribunals and the courts

  • Statute of limitations
  • What are the procedures that must be followed?
  • Duration of legal proceedings

Questions and answers


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Daniel Cifuentes Daniel Cifuentes

Daniel Cifuentes

I provide advice to local and multinational companies in all areas of labour and social security law. I specialise in the execution and termination of agreements with senior executive managers, as well as contractual and remuneration issues and in labour issues arising in all types of commercial transactions. I also provide advice in negotiation, drafting, interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements and have broad experience in collective dismissals, industrial conflicts and litigation before the labour courts in all kinds of proceedings. I also provide advice on sport law to sportsmen in their contract negotiations and disputes, as well as to clubs, agents and sport associations.

Prior to joining Pérez-Llorca, I worked for 9 years in Uría Menéndez and led the employment practice in Bird & Bird and Olswang’s Madrid offices.

Further, I am a Professor of Law (employment law) at the Instituto de Empresa Business School. I am also a regular speaker in international seminars and webminars about Spanish employment law.

I am an active member of the Spanish Employment Lawyers Association (FORELAB) and of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA).

I have a joint degree in Law and Business Administration from the Universidad San Pablo CEU de Madrid. I've also done the Programme on Employment Relations at the Escuela de Práctica Jurídica de la Universidad Complutense and a Master on Sports Law from the Universidad San Pablo CEU de Madrid.

Directors, HR and personnel professionals, employment law advisers, lawyers, employee relations professionals and line managers who have, or expect to have, responsibility for staff in Spain.

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Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

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In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

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Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

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