Spain Fined €3M For Delay In Fixing Port Labor Protections

Law360, Washington (July 13, 2017, 5:04 PM EDT) -- A European court on Thursday fined Spain €3 million ($3.4 million) for taking 29 months to fix legislation safeguarding Spanish dock workers after it had been ruled in violation of European Union laws against discriminating against labor from other member nations.

Spain enacted modifications to the rules requiring member states to register and use workers from a public dockers’ management company in May. But despite Spain’s explanation that the delay came due to internal turmoil and that it acted in good faith, the court held that...
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