Assuming you have the correct visa or the right to work in Spain as an EU citizen then you might consider getting a job here in Spain. Or even finding a job in Spain could be a way of getting your visa here in Spain.
If you have a job in Spain, you are entitled to the following work conditions:
– A written contract of employment.
– A minimum salary of 1.000.-€ per month. This salary depends on the specific job, as every job has its own minimum per month unlike for example the United Kingdom which has one minimum wage, subject to age.
– 30 calendar days as holidays, paid by your employer.
– 14 days as paid bank holidays.
The employment contract could also be a full-time or part-time contract and a temporary or indefinite contract. Before signing an employment contract, it is very important that a professional checks it, in order to make sure that the conditions stated in the contract are in accordance with Spanish Employment Law.
In case your employer is not fulfilling these conditions, you are entitled to go to Court to claim The collective agreement of your specific job will state the terms in which your employer must adhere to.
For example, in case you do not receive your salary within the days stated in the collective agreement, you could judicially claim for it. Same if you are working more hours than the stated in your employment contract, or on different days.
Note that, unlike the UK where a collective agreement is negotiated by the trade unions on behalf of its members here in Spain a collective agreement applies to everyone who does a particular job irrespective of whether or not they are a member of a trade union.
It is very important that you ask for advice from an independent lawyer registered in a Spanish Bar Association.
At Just Law Solicitors we can, of course, help with a Spanish work visa and any other visa such as the non lucrative visa, the golden visa, and registering as self-employed known as ‘autonomo’ here in Spain. We can also assist with the new digital nomad visa here in Spain.
If you plan on buying a property here in Spain, we can help you in the whole process, but it’s important not to sign or pay anything until you’ve had advice from us.
If you think about moving to Spain, contact us so we can give you the proper advise according to your circumstances. We are Spanish qualified and registered lawyers at the Bar Association.
We are also proud to have a tax department with a Spanish qualified tax advisor and accountant formerly of Price Waterhouse and KPMG.
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