Partial Retiremente and concentration of working hours
A business practice that has long been demanded and, in many cases, applied, using various different formulas, despite its rejection by the National Social Security Institute and to a large extent by the Spanish courts, is that of concentrating the working hours corresponding to the entire duration of partial retirement, in a single period.
Interest in this practice is based on practical and personal reasons. As far as practical reasons are concerned, in many workplaces it is difficult to employ a worker for five years only for a percentage of his working hours, usually equivalent to a month and a half or two months (15% of working hours), particularly if the worker who has been hired to take over the position (i.e. the hand-over worker) has been hired on a full-time basis. As to the personal reasons, the partially retired worker himself also finds it difficult to manage his partial annual working hours when he has lost daily contact with the world of employment.
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