Congress approves raising labor sanctions by 20%. The maximum fine, for prevention of occupational hazards, will rise to 983,736 euros. The changes have been promoted by PSOE and UP taking advantage of the processing of the teleworking law.
The Congress of Deputies plans to approve this Tuesday a 20% increase in all fines for infractions detected by the Labor Inspection , both minor and serious, in their different degrees. Thus, after this modification, the maximum penalty -which corresponds to a very serious infraction in its maximum degree in terms of occupational risk prevention-, would go from 819,780 euros of the current law to 983,736 euros. The mildest, meanwhile, goes from 60 to 70 euros.
This is included in an amendment to the teleworking bill that has been jointly proposed by the groups of the PSOE and United We Can in the Congress of Deputies and that, according to Europa Press , has already been incorporated into the report of the presentation parliamentarian who has analyzed this bill. The amendment modifies article 40 of the law on offenses and sanctions in the social order, but the processing of another labor law (that relating to teleworking) has been used for its incorporation.
The Labor Commission of the Congress of Deputies meets this Tuesday to debate and, where appropriate, approve with full legislative competence the bill on remote work, for its referral to the Senate .
The amendment already incorporated in the report of the presentation justifies the increase of 20% of all sanctions with the argument that they remained unchanged since 2007 . The amendment provides for the entry into force of the new amounts as of April 1, 2021 and establishes, in any case, that they will not be retroactive.
“Violations in the social order committed prior to the entry into force of this rule [in principle, on April 21, 2021] will be sanctioned according to the sanctioning amounts provided prior to that date,” states a new provision transient incorporated the bill.