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Soft Landing Services in Spain

Soft Landing Services in Spain

One of our Soft Landing Services in Spain was recommended on Linkedin by one of our clients. It concerns the REA registration service for foreign companies in Spain. This Registry of Accredited Companies (Registro de Empresas Acreditadas), certifies the fulfilment of capacity and quality requirements for risk prevention, health and safety rules on construction sites in Spain. Every Spanish autonomous community has its own labor authority where the company can (or even must) register.

However, for many foreign companies this is still a difficult process. That is where we come in. With our Soft landing Services in Spain, we help these companies with the necessary paperwork and presentations. And where necessary we communicate their posted workers. The latter is a European requirement where a company needs to notify the labor authorities of the hosting country upfront of the arrival of workers from another country.

Business Advice Spain, and Jochem Schoevers in particular, have received various recommendations with respect to its Soft Landing Services in Spain. The one mentioned here came from Twisted Pair in the UK and was posted on linkedin.

If you would like to know more about how we can help your company, you can get in touch today at contact or call Jochem on 0034 610 739 364 and or look him up on Linkedin. You can send us an email at info@businessadvicespain.com.

Soft landing services in Spain (can) also comprise:

  • legal (incorporation, constitution of Spanish companies and subsidiaries, all sorts of contracting);
  • Accounting and tax returns (according to Spanish GAAP);
  • Payrolling for local subsidiaries of foreign companies;
  • Registration of foreign companies and payroll for their employees in Spain;
  • Communication of the posting of foreign workers in Spain;
  • NIEs, CIFs, NIFs for foreigners.

We have helped companies from all over the world with our services in Spain.

 

COVID Furlough ERTE Spain Update

COVID Furlough ERTE Spain Update

COVID Furlough ERTE Spain Update

During this COVID crisis companies in Spain of all sectors and sizes are turning to furlough or ERTE procedures (“Temporary Employment Regulation Files” or furloughs) to face the situation. Almost four million employees got furloughed under these procedures until the first half of April according to data released by the Spanish Government. This post provides an Update on the COVID Furlough ERTE Spain procedures.

Through an ERTE the company suspends the employee’s employment contract or reduces his workday (with the subsequent proportional salary cut) because of force majeure or for economic, technical, organizational or production reasons. The employee is not fired, but the employment contract is temporarily suspended, i.e. furloughed.

How does that affect the employee? How much and when will he earn? Will he be entitled to vacation? Here are some questions and answers for those affected, employers and employees alike.

We adressed furloughs and ERTEs in earlier posts here and here.

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ERTE Furlough COVID19 Spain

ERTE Furlough COVID19 Spain

The Temporary Suspension of Employment (or “ERTE” abbreviated in Spanish or furlough in English) procedure has been the tool of choice to suspend employment quickly during the Covid19 crisis in Spain. We published an earlier post explaining the ERTE procedure. In this post we provide an update on the situation the furloughs are provoking. After the first Royal Decree that provided for furloughs or ERTEs in its articles 22 (ERTE because of Forece Majeur) and article 23 (ERTE because of economical, technical, organisational and productional causes), a second Decree was issued. The second Decree contains amongst others complimentary measures to facilitate the processing of ERTEs and unemployment benefits that are due during the furlough.

Update on 2 April 2020

According to the Spanish government 620,000 workers have been suspended by Spanish companies from work since the COVID19 crisis began. Sindicates however estimate that more than 1,8 million workers are affected by furloughs. We wrote more on furlough here and here.

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ERTE – Temporary Suspension of Employment

ERTE – Temporary Suspension of Employment

(This article was updated here and here) Due to the Corona virus crisis, many Spanish companies (think of airlines, hotels, restaurants, leisure sectors) are now proceeding to suspending employment temporarily. The so called ERTE, or Temporary Suspension of Employment procedure allows employers to suspend work or reduce working hours in case of Force Majeur (the Spanish Ministry of Labor has qualified the Covid19 crisis as such). This procedure is not to be confused with the so called ERE, which has a definitive character, i.e. the employment finishes. In the UK a similar procedure is furlough. Continue reading “ERTE – Temporary Suspension of Employment”

In need of a Spanish or international contract?

In need of a Spanish or international contract?

A wide variety of contracts, including franchising, distribution, agency, lease, sale, employment, executive, free lance, real estate, rental, shareholder and consultancy agreements have been drafted and reviewed by our lawyers over time.

 

B.A.S. adds value in your contractual stages as it quickly grasps your needs, understands perfectly your language and works efficiently to getting you a neat contract that will allow you to get the deal done quickly. Contact us for any kind of issue and lets discuss how we can help. Our lawyers will assist you with a quick, business and no nonsense approach.