All About Employee Rights in Spain

Learn which employee protection regulations you should know when hiring in Spain and how Justworks EOR can help.

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How an EOR Can Help with Compliance

Avoid the headache of wading through the unfamiliar territory of Spanish labor laws. Justworks EOR can help you simplify international hiring by offering guidance on local employment regulations in Spain. With Justworks EOR, hire around the world easily and keep your business compliant while you’re at it. 

Beyond compliance, get the support you need to minimize the costs and risks of hiring and managing a team in Spain. With Justworks EOR, you can skip the local entity setup and save yourself the time and effort of establishing a local entity.

What HR Leaders Need to Know in Spain

Here’s a brief overview of the most important Spanish labor laws employers should know to understand employee rights in Spain. 

Employment Contracts

Employment contracts are only mandatory in certain situations in Spain, but can help protect employers and employees. The contract is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment and creates transparency around employment expectations. Employment contracts should be given to the employee immediately after the start date and should include:

  • Salary and benefits

  • Job title and function

  • Working Hours

  • Place of work

  • Procedure to offset working hours

  • Probation period (if applicable) 

  • Fixed-terms

  • Employee duties (non-compete, non-disclosure etc.). 

  • Company policies

  • Standard practices 

  • Condition for business travel and relocation

Pay Slips

In Spain, employers must provide payslips or salary statements to employees monthly. These documents serve as a record of the employee's earnings and deductions and provide transparency about the financial aspects of the employment relationship.

Labor Laws in Spain

As you think about hiring in Spain, these are the top labor laws to be aware of.

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