Spain - Labour and Employment Disputes Review

Labour and Employment System in Spain
February 1, 2020

Laws and regulations governing employer-employee relationships and working conditions in Spain are set out in the Workers’ Statute, and in all national employment and social security laws and reguladons, and collective bargaining agreements, which have to comply with European Union regulations and directives of direct application, the Spanish Constitution, international treaties and the international labour standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Spain is organised at the level of towns, provinces, autonomous communities and central government. The state is divided into 17 autonomous communities, which are geographical regions with political autonomy over many aspects of governance. In relation to employment, the state has exclusive competence for labour and employment legislation. However, most autonomous communities have assumed responsibility for the implementation and execution of labour legislation, as allowed for by the Constitution.

Chapter in the book: The Labour and Employment Disputes Review. Third Edition. The Law Reviews, 2020.

February 1, 2020