Employees in Spain

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
 
  • Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours
  • Maximum Duration

Must not exceed 9 hours per day except if agreed by joint convention or between the company and the union representatives. Additional hours should not exceed 80 hours per year. 40 hours per week average over the year

  • Night Hours
between 10 pm and 6 am.
Working Rest Day
1.5 uninterrupted day per week (Sunday and Saturday afternoon or Monday morning).
Paid Annual Vacation
30 working days per year of service
Retirement Age
65 or 64 years.
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
End of compulsory schooling or 15 years
Informal Labor Market
3% according to the Eurobarometer
15% according to some estimations

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The Cost of Labor

Pay

Minimum Wage
20 EUR/day, 600 EUR/month or 8,400 EUR/year
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings in Spain was 1,630 EUR in 2007.
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
Depends on the collective convention of the sector.
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
Depends on the collective convention of the sector.
  • Pay For Night Hours
Depends on the collective convention of the sector.
  • Pay For Overtime at Night

Working overtime at night is not permitted.

 

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
Disease, maternity, occupational accidents, occupational illness, unemployment, continuing education, old age.
Contributions
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 29.9%
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 6.35%
Competent Organization
Social Security

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