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Labor law

Why?

The need for a new legal regulation does not arise as yet another labor reform, linked to a specific political option and linked to its fate in each change of legislature or in each change of political color of the Government. The proposed legal framework for labor relations, which certainly requires a systematic and in-depth reform of the current regulation, is intended to be consensual, clear, comprehensive and stable in its basic lines and institutions, which is considered essential for the legal security of workers and employers, jurisprudential and doctrinal settlement and consolidation, certainty of the rest of the operators and general credibility and trust of the legal and institutional system.

The conclusions that we include below have been drawn from the contributions and interventions of all the participants in the group and the experts who have been invited, who although logically do not represent the unanimous opinion of all, notably on the root causes of Some of the current problems and their solutions do reflect the issues on which the debate has focused between specialists in different subjects (jurists, economists, sociologists) and practitioners of various professions (magistrates, university professors, lawyers, human resources directors , responsible for personnel of the Public Administration ...). After a first series of general conclusions on labor legislation, the successive conclusions, up to a total of fifty-five, are linked to the basic thematic areas of said legislation, without entering the field of Social Security: hiring, collective bargaining, internal flexibility measures, dismissal, and the representation and participation of workers in the company. Likewise, these conclusions of the “FIDE” group, plural in its composition and unrelated to any political party, are formally and materially linked to the academic and professional debate open in other countries of the European Union on the situation of labor legislation after the long and a deep period of economic-financial crisis, on labor law, on the role of the law in the regulation of work and labor relations, of trade unions and business associations.

Publications

FOR A NEW LABOR LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK.
CONCLUSIONS OF THE FIDE GROUP ON A NEW CONSENSUS LEGAL ORDER OF LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS

Madrid. December 1, 2016

The reflection and debate group "FIDE" proposes a consensual ordering of labor relations with the objective of employment, quality work, productivity and competitiveness.

The following are conclusions drawn from the contributions and interventions of all the participants in said group and the experts who have been invited, which although logically do not represent the unanimous opinion of all, notably on the root causes of some of the Current problems and their solutions do reflect the issues on which the debate has focused between specialists in different subjects (jurists, economists, sociologists) and practitioners of various professions (magistrates, university professors, lawyers, human resources directors, managers of Public Administration personnel…).

Have participated in this working group: 

  • Jordi Agustí Julià, Magistrate of Chamber IV of the Supreme Court;
  • Carlos Luis Alfonso Mellado, Professor of Labor Law and Social Security at the University of Valencia - General Studies;
  • Ricardo Bodas Martín, President of the Social Chamber of the National Court;
  • Martín Borrego Gutiérrez, General Director of the Interconfederal Mediation and Arbitration Service Foundation (SIMA);
  • Esteban Ceca Magán, President and Founding Partner of Ceca Magán Abogados SL;
  • Juan Chozas Pedrero, Bankia Human Resources Director;
  • Jesús Cruz Villalón, Professor of Labor and Social Security Law at the University of Seville, and Director of said Department;
  • Carlos de la Torre García, Of Counsel in the Labor Department of Baker & Mckenzie;
  • Ignacio García-Perrote Escartín, Partner of the Labor Department of Uría Menéndez, Professor of Labor Law and Social Security at UNED;
  • Román Gil Alburquerque, Partner of Sagardoy Abogados;
  • Valeriano Gómez Sánchez, Researcher at the Center for Labor Studies of the Ortega Marañón Foundation and economist at A25 Abogados & Economistas;
  • Francisco González de Lena Álvarez, Chief of Staff of the President of the Economic and Social Council;
  • Fermín Guardiola Madera, Partner at Baker & McKenzie SLP;
  • Concha Gutiérrez del Castillo, Inspector of Labor and Social Security;
  • Álvaro Hernando de Larramendi, Founding Partner of the Ejaso Law Firm;
  • Cristina Jiménez Savurido, Magistrate on leave of absence. President of the FIDE Foundation;
  • Ciríaco Hidalgo, Manager of Government Relations of SEAT;
  • Juan Ignacio Lamata Cotanda, Lawyer of El Corte Inglés;
  • Luis Fabián Márquez Sánchez, President of the Company Analysts of Industrial Relations SA (Arinsa);
  • Pilar Menor Sánchez, Partner in charge of the Labor Law Department of DLA Piper Spain SLU;
  • Cristóbal Molina Navarrete, Professor of Labor and Social Security Law, University of Jaén;
  • Fernando Moreno Piñero, Lawyer. Director of Arinsa;
  • Luis Pérez Capitán, Director of Labor Relations of Iberia;
  • Marta Pérez Pertejo, Head of the Corporate Legal Services Labor Area of ​​the State Correos y Telégrafos Society;
  • Luz Rodríguez Fernández, Associate Professor of Labor and Social Security Law at the Universidad Castilla La Mancha;
  • Fernando Salinas Molina, Magistrate of the Supreme Court;
  • María Luisa Segoviano Astaburuaga, Magistrate of Chamber IV of the Supreme Court;
  • Antonio Sempere Navarro, Magistrate of Chamber IV, Supreme Court;
  • Fernando Valdés Dal Re, Magistrate of the Constitutional Court;
  • Agustín Vaquero Gallego, Director of Programs at the Ministry of Employment and Social Security;
  • Rosa María Virolés Piñol, Magistrate of the Supreme Court, Chamber IV;
  • Rosa Zarza Jimeno, Managing Partner of the Labor Department of Garrigues, Madrid.

 

All the people who have participated in this Fide working group, have done so in a personal capacity and not on behalf of the entities, offices, Courts, Universities, companies, or Ministries, where they carry out their professional work, therefore These conclusions do not reflect and do not include institutional positions, but rather particular ones of each one of the members of the group.

Eco in Press

Magazines «Law of Labor Relations», Lefebvre El Derecho: they collect the work of the Fide group and other related articles

News:

Maximum interest in the conference held today in Mérida on the Conclusions reached by the Fide Group on a new consensual legal order of work and labor relations

June 9 2017

The Foundation for Research on Law and Business (FIDE) and the Ministry of Education and Employment, General Directorate of Labor of the Junta de Extremadura, have organized in Mérida, a conference in which the Document of Conclusions reached by the Fide Group, on a new consensual legal ordering of work and labor relations.  

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News:

Maximum interest in the day of debate in San Sebasitán on the Conclusions reached by the Fide Group on a new consensual legal order of work and labor relations

January 19 2017

The Foundation for Research on Law and Business (FIDE) and the Official College of Social Graduates of Gipuzkoa, have organized in Mérida, a conference in which they have analyzed and debated the Document of Conclusions reached by the Fide Group, on a new consensual legal ordering of work and labor relations.  

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Group Director

Maria Emilia Casas

Professor of Labor and Social Security Law. President Emeritus of the Constitutional Court. Elective Councilor of State. Member of the Academic Council of Fide.

Academic coordination: Victoria Dal Lake

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