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Welcome to Spain!

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No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us in your corner. We tailor our services to fit your unique needs so you shine no matter where you operate in the world.

Why You're Here!

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization
Fixed-Term Contracts

In Spain, fixed-term contracts must be for a reason permitted by law. Those reasons can include work for a specific project, when there is an excess of work/orders, or for filling a temporarily open position (for example, when someone goes on maternity leave). The maximum length of the contract depends on the reason for it. Fixed-term contracts can generally only be renewed once. Workers are entitled to severance of 12 days of salary per year of service at the end of a fixed-term contract. If the Worker continues working after the end of the fixed term, then the contract is automatically converted to an indefinite agreement. 

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods in Spain generally cannot be longer than two months. During a probationary period, no notice or severance is required to terminate an employment contract.


In Spain, Workers recognize 14 national bank holidays as well as various regional holidays.2024:New Year's Day - January 1Epiphany - January 6 Good Friday - March 29Labour Day - May 1Assumption of Mary - August 15 Fiesta Nacional de Espana - October 12All Saints' Day - November 1 Constitution Day - December 6 Christmas Day - December 25 


Full-time Workers are entitled to at least 30 calendar/22 working days of paid vacation per year. Generally, leave must be taken within the calendar year that it is earned. Accrued but unused vacation must be paid out at the time of a termination.

Sick Leave

Workers are entitled to paid time off for illness and various other life events, which is generally compensated by the Spanish Social Security System.

Working Hours

A regular workweek is 40 hours per week. Workers must receive a minimum of 12 hours rest between the end of one workday and the beginning of the next.


Workers must not exceed an annual average of 40 hours per week.

Mandatory Bonuses

13th month in June, 14th month in December; paid within the 15 and 20th of each month


Unless on a fixed term agreement or in cases of serious misconduct, Workers must be given advanced written notice prior to terminations or pay in lieu. The amount of written notice required is generally 15 days and must be accompanied by an objectively reasonable justification as well as severance compensation generally equal to 20 days of pay per year of service up to a maximum of one year. Client agrees to abide by local law in instructing the termination of Workers.

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

TCWGlobal stands unmatched as the leading employer of record service provider. Our global reach, expertise in diverse industries, and commitment to client satisfaction makes us the best choice. Looking for a global employer of record or international payrolling partner that will work with you and not for you? Trust TCWGlobal. We are here for you.

Common Pitfalls in Choosing an EOR

When choosing an Employer of Record (EOR) service, people often make mistakes such as overlooking compliance, global reach, technology integration, company experience, and fee transparency. Watch this video to see what to consider when picking an EOR. 

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