All About Employee Work Hours in Spain

Understand how employee work hours in Spain differ and how Justworks EOR can make hiring and managing your team in Spain easier.

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How an EOR Can Help Streamline HR

If you’d like to understand Spain’s work hours and work culture, a global EOR provider like Justworks can offer localized guidance. We’ll help you handle most localized HR functions, including onboarding, payroll and related taxes, local benefits, employer compliance, and immigration (if needed). Set yourself and your business up for success with streamlined international hiring and HR administration through Justworks EOR without setting up a local entity.

Standard Hours of Work in Spain

Working Hour Limits

In Spain, any weekly working hours worked over 40 is considered overtime. Employees legally can’t work over 80 hours of overtime in a year.

Work Culture

Spaniards value work-life balance and long midday siesta breaks are a traditional part of Spanish work culture. Establishing relationships and personal connections face-to-face plays a significant role in business. Deference to hierarchical structure is still prevalent in many organizations. Communication is expressive, and non-verbal cues are common.

Ready for Easier Team Management in Spain?

Justworks EOR makes building your global team seamless by offering local expertise to help you understand the nuances of managing employees in Spain. Save yourself the time and hassle of international hiring today.

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