Articles 18-19

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Coercive, unfair or deceptive recruitment Debt bondage

Articles 18 and 19 regulate the offences (minor, serious, and very serious) that may be committed by temporary work agencies (article 18) and contracting businesses or principals (article 19).  Charging recruitment fees and failing to provide workers with employment contracts are considered serious offences against the labour order.

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Law / 4th August 2000 /Spain / Consolidated Text of the Labour Infractions and Sanctions Act

This Act regulates the main labour breaches —administrative offences— that may be commited by employers, and the administrative sanctions associated to such infractions. Both individuals and legal entities can be sanctioned under this law. Infringements of the labour order can be committed both against the employees themselves or against the Social Security system.