Compliance and labor relations
Following the introduction into the Spanish legal system of criminal liability of legal persons in 2010, consideration was given to the importance of putting control mechanisms in place to ensure compliance with legislation in order to avoid or reduce such liability as far as possible.
These mechanisms, and, in particular, the implementation of compliance programs, have become essential following the reform of the Criminal Code introduced by Organic Law 1/2015, of March 30, 2015. This reform defined the essential aspects that the programs should include, as well as the need to entrust supervision and compliance to a body with independent powers of initiative and control, the so-called compliance officers.
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