Insecurity, improvisation, complication, chaos … These are some of the qualifications with which the business world is experiencing the first three days of application of the law that requires companies to control the daily work of their workers. The consultations to the labor offices are multiplying to avoid the action of the Inspection, that yesterday already began to act, according to published the own organism in a tweet. "The Inspection has already begun the visits to check the registration of the workday," he said.
The daily control of day is mandatory since last Sunday and occurred two months after the entry into force of the decree that regulates this tax. It was necessary, however, that the Government publish a guide to guide companies, immersed in lack of control.
Because of the confusion generated the president of ATA, Lorenzo Amor, has demanded that the law be paralyzed until a regulation develops the specificities of each activity and work. Yesterday, the president of the Madrid employers' association (CEIM), Juan Pablo Lázaro, did the same, he assured that he is going to request the Government to postpone the application of the time register "until it is known exactly how it can be applied".
In the opinion of Madrid businessmen, since a few weeks ago, this initiative has introduced "confusion, chaos and uncertainty in companies, especially in SMEs. Therefore, we believe that the measure should work better and, thus, when applied will avoid legal insecurity without improvising, "said the organization.
According to Madrid businessmen, "it does not make sense for a measure to be published, the details of which are said to be specified later in a regulation and whose complication in its application has led to the issuance of a guide one day after its obligation, but indicating which is merely informative, without prejudice to the interpretation made by the courts, "says the employers who runs Lazaro.
CEIM considers the "controlling philosophy" towards the workers that the measure transmits wrong. "The environment of the company has changed and is not control, but of confidence and flexibility. In the 21st century, work is done by objectives, there is teleworking and the incorporation of new technologies, "said the organization.
The bosses assured that "we are completely in favor of fighting against the fraud of overtime, but with effective measures and that do not suppose neither extra costs, nor more bureaucracy for the companies".
In this sense, Lorenzo Amor, president of ATA, has also said: "The self-employed are confused and worried because the new norm lacks the necessary security and legal certainty to develop its activity". It is for this reason that he has asked the Executive to paralyze the law until a regulation develops the specificities of each activity and work that small entrepreneurs develop. Remember that 95% of Spanish companies have fewer than five workers and that many "have implemented a work system that perfectly combines work mobility, conciliation, teleworking and are more aligned with the objectives than the timetable" .
Amor regretted yesterday that micro and small companies have not been excluded from the time register as in other countries. This was stated after hearing the ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU, which urged countries to take into account the size of companies and the particularities of each sector when it comes to demanding control of the day. "In Spain, as always, a company with 1,000 workers will have the same obligations as a self-employed worker."
Exceptions in Europe
He stressed that there are countries like Germany or all of northern Europe, where practically all their standards always exempt applications from small businesses to prevent them from becoming a new obstacle. In Spain this never happens and that is why it is one of the countries of the European Union that accounts for more obstacles for self-employed workers and small businesses, "he said.
CEOE: companies comply
The organization directed by Antonio Garamendi is more cautious. Although it ensures that the rule is complex and suffers from legal certainty, it affirms that no other scenario has been proposed other than complying with the law.
"Employers comply and have not stopped working with the Ministry of Labor," Rosa Santos, director of the employer's labor relations department, told ABC. This repondía to the owner of Work, which last Monday regretted that companies have not "taken seriously" the entry into force of the registry. . (tagsToTranslate) autonomous (t) companies (t) record