Spanish Congress passed the New Riders Act: What Now?

Spanish Congress passed the New Riders Act: What now?   The Spanish Congress has today passed the so-called “Riders Act“.   This Act basically imposes two things: the presumption of a labour relation between riders and delivery platforms; and the obligation of all companies (whether they are platforms or not) to share with workers’ councils…

Innovation in Madrid’s new Sustainable Mobility Ordinance: progress and doubts

Innovation in Madrid’s new Sustainable Mobility Ordinance: progress and doubts   The Madrid City Council has just published its Preliminary Draft of the New Sustainable Mobility Ordinance (SMO). This text updates in depth the Ordinance approved in 2018 (it changes 109 of its 250 articles). It will be subject to a public hearing until 26…

Europe sets homework for Spain’s future Start-up Law

Europe sets homework for Spain’s future Start-up Law   The Spanish Prime Minister, Mr. Pedro Sánchez, made an announcement on February 11th. He said that, “imminently”, his Government would begin to process the so-called Start-up Law (Emerging Companies’ Ecosystem Law in its formal name).   Today is March 19th and “imminent” seems to be, well,…