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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
Youth
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • equal opportunities
  • family
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 8th July of 2012 (valid until)
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-long-term perspective
long term perspective
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) (Unspecified)
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (Unspecified)
  • employment situation (Working with a non-indefinite contract or unemployed.)
  • family situation (married/separated/single) (Unspecified)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Unspecified)
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
SMEs (companies with less than 50 workers)
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))
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual) (The SMEs are a target group of the benefits of the law and an employer at the same time)
  • private for-profit organisations (commercial)
Intended output
  • learning workplaces
  • regulation of the labour market
  • working time
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Promoting the labour insertion of youth and people over 45 years old.Promoting the partial time contracts and teleworking.One objective is to encourage the SMEs to hire unemployed peoplePromoting the partial time
Intended and unintended outcomes
Unspecified
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Negative Impact
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