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Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral (3/2012, 6th July Law of urgent measures for the labour market reform).

Country of implementation
Spain
General short description of the innovation
The current law contains a set of measures to encourage the employability of the workers, the indefinite contracting, the internal flexibility of the companies and to promote the labour market efficiency.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • equal opportunities
  • family
  • general fiscal
  • social
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective is the flexicurity. With this aim, the present law contains a set of measures to encourage the employability of the workers, the indefinite contracting, the internal flexibility of the companies and to promote the labour market efficiency. / The law is also committed to the professional training to promote the permanent learning of the workers and the full development of their professional abilities. /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
short-term perspective (institutional and systemic):
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
long-term perspective (programmatic/radical change):
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • learning workplaces (The law recognizes to the workers a paid leave for training purposes)
  • regulations of the labour market (Bonus addressed to transform current contracts or create new indefinite labour contracts)
  • working time (The labour reform is intended to find a bigger balance between flexibility and social protection, admitting overtime hours in partial time contracts and encouraging the flexibility in the companies by promoting teleworking. )
Intended target group
Youth (people between 15 to 30 years old) / People over 45 / SMEs /
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members)
  • educational level (low/medium/high)
  • employment situation
  • family situation (married/separated/single)
  • income level (low/medium/high)
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • beneficiaries/users (Mainly youth (16-30 years old) and people over 45)
  • central state (Las Cortes Generales (The General Courts-Spanish Parliament))
  • employers (organised or individual) (The SMEs are a target group of the benefits of the law and an employer at the same time)
Intended output
  • learning workplaces
  • regulation of the labour market
  • working time
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