Employment in Spain is highly regulated, with the main purpose to protect an employee's rights.
The regulations are complex: jobs are grouped into categories, and each category has a different set of regulations, called the convenio colectivo. These convenios regulate, for example, the legal salary range for each job, hours in a work day, vacation days per year. The following norms, though, generally hold true for employment in Spain:
So, our advice to employers in Spain:
Types of work contracts, with samples
Guide to a Spanish payslip, with sample payslip
For foreign employees: the Ministry of Employment's guide to working in Spain
A guide to the regulation of occupational hazards in Spain
What corporate setup do I need to hire employees in Spain?
As an employer in Spain, how much will I pay to social security?
What are the holidays in Spain?
We are a Swiss company and we are going to open a call center in Barcelona to serve our European (non-Spanish) clients. Can we apply our Swiss labour laws to our non-Spanish employees?
My company is assigning to UK nationals to Spain to work there for 18 months. Will they liable for taxes in Spain?
I work for a UK company. I plan to move to Spain and continue to do consulting for the company. Can I be self-employed (autónomo) in Spain, and send the company invoices for my work?
In Spain, can employees can be transferred using Form E101?
I am a foreigner working in Spain. My company is paying into the Spanish social security system. Can this be transferred into my native country's system?