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Decree 1620/2011, of November 14th, which regulates the labour relation of special character of domestic workers.

Country of implementation
Spain
General short description of the innovation
The presented Royal Decree is a measure to regulate the labour relation of domestic workers. It aims to dignify the labour conditions of domestic workers through the next ways: / - Establishing more and better workers? rights applying the general regulation of the Workers? Statutes and complementary normative. / - Increasing the labour stability, abolishing non-causal annual temporary contracts. / - Including transparency strengthening mechanisms (prohibition of discrimination for access to employment and obligation to inform the employed about the labour conditions). /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
The measure is effective from 1st January 2012.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified, all the domestic workers
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The objective is to regulate the labour relation of special character of domestic workers according to the article 2.1.b) of the Workers Statute Law, recast text approved through Royal Decree 1/1995, of March 24th to dignify the labour conditions of domestic workers
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
To regulate the labour relation (wage, working hours, holidays?)
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To dignify the labour conditions of domestic workers
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market (Regulations of the labour conditions of domestic workers)
  • wages (Regulation of the minimum wage, fixed by the central government in the common labour legislation)
  • working time (The maximum working week is of 40 labour work hours)
Clarification of intended mechanisms, outputs and outcomes (optional)
The time of rest between the end of the working day and the starting of the next must be of at least 12 hours. / The domestic workers have the right of 36 consecutive hours for rest at week. / The annual holidays must be of 30 natural days per year. / The contract extinction notification must be by giving written notification. /
Intended target group
Domestic workers
Working age population
  • employment situation (Working in the domestic sector)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Unspecified)
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
People hiring domestic workers
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body (Social Security Treasury)
  • central state (The State Employment Service)
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market (With this policy, the labour rights, contracting terms, wages, dismissals, working time, rests? of domestic workers are regulated.)
  • wages (Regulation of the minimum wage, fixed by the central government in the common labour legislation)
  • working time (The maximum working week of ordinary character is established in 40 labour work hours)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
This policy establishes the prohibition of discrimination for access to employment in terms of age, gender, nationality, sexual condition?)
Intended and unintended outcomes
The total number of domestic workers hiring was 598 625 people in 2012.
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This measure is a big progress regarding to domestic workers establishing more and better workers? rights and increasing the labour stability.
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