Nuevas regulaciones para trabajadores

In a globalised world, labour mobility has become an increasingly common practice.

The possibility for workers to move to other countries to carry out their work has opened doors to international opportunities, but it has also created challenges in terms of the social protection of these employees and the regulation of their labour rights.

In this article, we will explore important issues about labour mobility and its impact on the social security system:

Order ISM/835/2023 of 20 July: A protection for displaced workers

On 20 July, Order ISM/835/2023 was approved, a measure aimed at regulating the situation assimilated to that of registration in the Social Security System of workers posted abroad. This order seeks to provide protection and social security for workers who are sent outside their country of origin to provide services in other countries.

One of the most important aspects of this regulation is that it allows workers to maintain their registration status in the social security system of their country for the duration of their posting. This ensures that these employees continue to have access to health and social security services, avoiding the disengagement that could occur when working abroad.

Hombre firmando papeles

In addition to protecting the rights and welfare of posted workers, this measure also encourages labour mobility by facilitating administrative processes and promoting international employment.

By having a clear and defined regulation, both workers and sending companies benefit from greater legal certainty.

Economic impact of labour mobility in Spain

Another important aspect of labour mobility is its impact on the economy of the country of origin. According to a report presented in May 2023, Spain has experienced a significant increase in the number of workers moving abroad during that year. This phenomenon has generated a number of economic and social repercussions worthy of analysis.

On the positive side, labour mobility allows workers to acquire new skills and knowledge in international contexts, which can favour their professional and personal growth. Moreover, they contribute to the economic growth of other countries, as they are often highly skilled employees who boost specific sectors in their destinations.

However, there is also a downside. Labour mobility can lead to a brain drain in certain key sectors of the national economy. This could have long-term consequences, as the loss of specialised talent can affect the competitiveness and development of the country of origin.

man with a laptop


Labour mobility is an undeniable reality in a globalised world, and its proper regulation is essential to ensure the protection and security of workers posted abroad. The adoption of Order ISM/835/2023 in July 2023 represents an important step in this direction, providing invaluable protection to those employees who venture beyond national borders.

It is vital that the authorities continue to analyse the economic and social impact of labour mobility in the country, in order to make informed decisions that promote sustainable and equitable development.

Labour mobility, when properly managed, can be a powerful tool for economic growth and the acquisition of new experiences, both for the workers and the nations involved.