From 42 to 4? But, have we really stopped to think about the big change?

For those who have done so, they might have also considered whether this contracts reduction benefits us or not, as workers or entrepreneurs.

But for “relief” of everyone, the types of existing labor contracts have not changed substantially; ie, they are still 42, but the models or forms of employment contract is what it has been greatly simplified and effectively reduced to 4: undefined, temporary, internship contract and contract for training and learning.

The rest of “sub-types” of employment contracts fall within these four major modes, which can be modified by adding different clauses and formulas, which will adapt the conditions of the contract to the needs of enterprise and the worker’s characteristics.

But by identifying a little in each of the main contracts, we can find:

Permanent contracts: are those contracts of employment in which there is no time limits established in the provision of services, as to the duration of the contract. They are therefore suitable for stability, commitment and good working conditions for workers and logically, among all types of contracts, they are or rather were the most desired by workers, since those who previously had these types of contracts were “untouchables “while today, sadly nothing is forever.

Temporary Contract: known to be the most appropriate when you have to incorporate a worker for a certain time or for a particular activity, though, it has become the “star contract” as generalizing, most Spanish companies, choose to reduce their expenses, altough this could mean losing a good employee for their company.

Internship Contract: its purpose is to facilitate professional practice appropriate to their level of education. By means, these contracts should be for people who have just completed their studies and are seeking to acquire as it is said, practices in a certain position.

Contract for training and learning: basically applicable to promote employment and training among young people.

However, in the latter two categories, we find that certain companies also use these contracts to spare no expense and to avoid certain obligations with worker.

Obviously, these four categories within themselves have different types, requirements, features, etc.

To facilitate the whole process of recruitment, the ministry also launched an accessible through the website of SEPS ( which allows you to select the characteristics of the employer, choose the profile of worker you are willing to hire, indicate the type of day you need, select the model contract within four now existing typologies and choose the specific clauses that correspond to the incentives that can benefit the employer based on previous selections.

Even so, despite the facilities provided by the ministry, we know that this, remains for many a step that they would rather prefer to put in the hands of an administrative manager and avoid any problems that may arise while making the contract, therefore, in Daemi Zabalza & Associates, we offer this and many other legal, labor and accounting services provided by professionals.