Job Market

Since 2012, Spanish labor legislation has been subject to different modifications mainly to modernize and make flexible the labor market, as well as to adapt the law to the existing economic circumstances. The most significant and ambitious has been Law 3/2012, of July 6, 2012, on urgent measures to reform the labor market, which was intended to establish a clear labor and employment law framework that contributed to more efficient management of employment relationships and facilitated job creation and stable employment. Likewise, amongst other relevant laws, stands out Law 14/2013 of September 27, 2013 on support to entrepreneurs and their internationalization, that established measures to encourage multiactivity and self-employment, and the entry of investment and talent in Spain.

This chapter sets out the main types of employment contracts, rules governing senior executive contracts, payroll responsibilities when taking over a business and the social security system.

This chapter includes the following topics:

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Last updated: 22|06|2015

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