employment in Spain it is important to obtain an official Contract
is issued by the employer. Make sure that its contents and
conditions are as agreed and that the Contract is according to the
ruling Employment Laws in Spain. Short term Contracts can be for 3,
6, or 9 months. After one year the employer is forced by the law to
give an employee a long-term Contract with its subsequent benefits.
Short-term Work paid in cash occurs mainly in tourists areas but
this form of payment is illegal. The authorities do not take kindly
to this form of payment as Spain has one of the highest unemployment
percentages in the EU.
A short-term work contract gives the employee the same rights as a
An employee normally has deducted from a salary the National
Contributions towards Insurance and Tax.
When accepting employment it is advisable to check that the employer
has Liability Insurance.
A self-employed person is required to register for Insurance and
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