News about new changes in the Spanish laws for employers and employees

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The beginning of 2019 has brought important changes in terms of Social Security and Industrial laws.
From our firms 347 Asesores and Services & Solutions, we always try to explain these changes in plain terms so all of us can understand all these changes.
This is a very basic summary, and we strongly suggest your contacting us in order to obtain more information about any of these points.

Starting from the 1st of January 2019:

  1. MINIMUM WAGE INCREASED

Full-time minimum wage is increased up to 30 euros/day or 900 euros/month, or 12,600 Euros a year.

In case of part-time jobs, there will be also a share for Sundays or red days.

Union agreements will have to be updated to comply with this minimum wage, in case that their own particular minimum were lower.

  1. (ALMOST) ALL CONTRACTS WITH REDUCED SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS ARE ABOLISHED

Except for training contracts for employees between 16 and 25 years of age, and for the disabled.

  1. PENSIONS RISE

The rise will take into account the Spanish RPI (Retail Price Index)

  1. FAMILY BENEFITS ARE INCREASED

The limit if income in order to receive family benefits is increased, therefore more families will have access to benefits.

  1. NATIONAL INSURANCE IS INCREASED

The amount that employers pay for the Social Security in their employees is increased around  22%

  1. THE SELF-EMPLOYED HAVE MORE BENEFITS BUT THEY PAY MORE TOO

The self-employed will have higher benefits but they will also pay more every month, not as much as employers but the minimum self-employment contribution will be for 283,80 € a month..

New self-employed will pay the flat rate for 60 Euros a month, instead of 50 Euros up to the end of 2018.

7.FALSE SELF-EMPLOYMENT

The employers who pretend working with another self-employed, when they are actually employees, will face fines from 3,126 to 10.000 Euros

  1. TEMPORARY CONTRACTS

The employers who have employees on temporary contracts might have to pay up to 40% more in National-Insurance payments.

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