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1. Introduction

Employment contracts are generally regulated by the provisions of Legislative Royal Decree 2/2015, of October 23, approving the Workers’ Statute (WS).

A major characteristic of Spanish labor legislation is that important employment issues can be regulated through collective bargaining, by means of collective labor agreements, that is, agreements signed between workers’ representatives and employer representatives that regulate the employment conditions in the chosen sphere (areas within a company, company-wide or industry-wide).

Spanish Labor legislation has adapted and updating through legislatives modifications in order to be more flexible and to increase improve the labor market in terms of employability and investment. Likewise, said legislation has included significant progress regarding social rights and equal treatment and opportunities in the labor market.