In addition to the new developments in labor rights that are expected in 2024, such as the reduction of the working day to 37.5 hours per week, one of the great challenges for the new year is to learn more about the basic labor rights that are normally unknown or that They are not usually exercised. For this reason, the expert in labor rights and Top Voice Andrés Millán has decided to share six examples, which we want to collect
15-day paid leave for marriage or civil partnership
This right allows employees to enjoy a period of paid rest after getting married or formalizing a de facto partnership. This leave helps to promote a balance between work and personal life, recognizing the importance of these events in the worker’s life.
Receive 10% more salary for delays
If a company is late in paying wages, the employee has the right to receive 10% more on the amount owed. Furthermore, in cases of serious and continued delays, the worker may opt for self-dismissal with the right to compensation. A recent case from 2023 illustrates this situation: an employee was compensated with 37,210.62 euros after the termination of his contract due to continuous delays in the payment of his salary from December 2019 to April 2021, and the total non-payment of monthly payments. . May and June 2021.
15 minute rest every 6 hours of work.
Spanish legislation establishes that for every six hours of work, the employee has the right to a minimum break of 15 minutes. This interval is essential to guarantee the physical and mental well-being of the worker, helping to maintain optimal performance and prevent work fatigue.
5-day paid leave to care for a family member or cohabitant who is hospitalized or after an accident
In emergency situations or serious illness of a family member or cohabitant, employees have the right to five days paid leave. This right reflects the importance of family assistance and support in critical moments, guaranteeing that the worker can fulfill his or her family responsibilities without economic harm.
A paid day off for moving
Spanish labor legislation recognizes the employee’s right to enjoy a paid day off in the event of a move. This permit facilitates the management of home transfers, understanding that they are processes that require significant time and effort.
Request payroll advance
Workers have the option of requesting an advance on their payroll for justified reasons. This right allows employees to face unforeseen economic events or urgent needs, offering a temporary solution to pressing financial situations.