Spanish Employment Act concerning normal working hours and overtime) may contravene EU law
National Court finds Employment Act articles 34 and 35 (concerning normal working hours and overtime) may contravene EU law
Since last year, several rulings have been issued in Spain on the subject of a matter of current interest: employee time-keeping systems.
A number of Spanish trade unions filed a claim against Deutsche Bank SAE demanding the implementation of a time-keeping system regulating normal working hours to check compliance with daily working hours and have a pre-established system for accrediting overtime (while also making it possible to check which employees arrive on time and which fail to comply with this duty).
Faced with this new demand, the National Court has informed the European legal authorities of its fear that Spanish legislation might not be in line with the demands of European Union law.
Spanish Social Security Contributions in 2018
Social Security contributions, unemployment, protection in the event of termination of activity, Wage Guarantee Fund and vocational training for 2018
Employer and employee contribution rates for common contingencies applicable to domestic employees and employer contribution rates for employees included in contribution groups 2 to 11 of the Special System for Agricultural Workers will rise in 2018, in keeping with the gradual increase in these rates as established in transitory provisions 16 and 18 of the consolidated text of the General Social Security Act.
The generally established contribution bases are also adapted in the case of part-time contracts.
Starting January 2018, the maximum limit of the General System contribution will be €3,751.20 per month.
Paid by the employer
Paid by the employee
Wages Guarantee Fund
On-the-job accidents and occupational diseases
Average of 2%
The above means employer social contributions in 2018 will amount to around 32% of gross salary, while the employee contribution will be 6.35%.