Spain fines food delivery company for apps

MADRID (HPD) — Spain’s labor ministry fined the Glovo app food delivery company 57 million euros ($62 million) Tuesday for violating labor regulations.

The ministry accused the company of not considering drivers as employees and of employing migrants who do not have work permits.

Last year, Glovo was fined 79 million euros ($86 million) for similar violations of labor laws.

The Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, declared that recently approved laws specifically seek to punish companies that “repeatedly” violate the law.

He emphasized that “no company, however large it may be, can remain outside the law” and that “this is a clear case.”

In 2021, Díaz promoted a law that requires delivery people to qualify as employees of the digital platforms for which they work, instead of self-employed individuals.

Glovo is a Spanish company that operates in several countries, mainly in Europe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *